Category Arte

artists from late XIX and early XX century

Folly café in Paris fin de siècle

by the photographer Robert Doisneau, 1952 C’era un luogo, nella Parigi di fine secolo, in cui era possibile passare in pochi minuti dal paradiso all’inferno, attraversando la morte. Quale fu la febbre che dilagò tra i locali del quartiere Pigalle…

Saints and Martyrs

St. Anne, Italy 1968 I’ve already said here how thin is the line between Holiness and Grotesque. And althogh I completly understand the kitschness and grotesque look of these icons, there still a mistery that is able to capture me. Saints and Martyrs is…

Piero Fornasetti

“So I dressed with remaining ceramics, furniture and objects; so I placed a message in each, a small story, at times ironic and obviously wordless, but audible to those who believe in poetry.” Piero Fornasetti Time ago, while I was…

Infiniti auguri alla nomade: Luisa Casati.

Adolph De Meyer photograph, 1919 “I want to be a living work of art” Luisa Casati Today, 131 years ago, Marchesa Luisa Casati was born. I tried so many times to write something about La Casati, but it seemed to…

Historia Naturae

Karl Marx by Jan Švankmajer Švankmajer-Rudolf II-Arcimboldo Jan Švankmajer is well known for his animated short works. He did eight short works and each one deserves its own analysis and studio because of the plenty of references they have. I…

Steven Arnold

Virgin of Paste “I want images to be complicated, not smart, designy little things. I’m bringing back density – pieces that take time to look at.” Steven Arnold There aren’t much informations about Steven Arnold (1943–1994) on the web. He caught…

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