Category Arte

artists from late XIX and early XX century

The erotic world of a kitsch genius

This work Salvador Dalì did for the december issue of Playboy in 1974 really impressed me. The erotic theme currently appeared in his artworks, but this is different because he did it for money so the theme was not his own…

Cy 1928-2011

In memory of Cy Twombly, died two days ago, I want to share these pictures of his studio in Rome. source: forpilar.blogspot.it

Joseph Cornell: “He stole my dreams!”

Untitled 1936 (Soap Bubble Set) A tribute He is where it all begins. I found myself  loving cabinets, collections and collecting when I saw Joseph Cornell works. The idea of this blog is in part due to him. While others contemporary artists…

Roland Topor

Vita e inquietudini (Parigi 1938-1997) Ha fatto troppe cose Topor perché possano essere elencate tutte qui. Uomo dal multiforme ingegno, un ingegno morboso, sadico, perturbante, può con tutte le ragioni essere considerato un genio dell’humor nero. Roland Topor, francese di…

The hand

by Johannes Isaac Hollandus sources: Deutsche Fotothek Hand of the Mysteries Also known as The Hand of the Philosopher, or The Hand of the Master Mason, it holds in signs and symbols the secrets of the Art Alchemia and nobody can…

The Butterfly

Inachis io in Buddleja davidii, D. Hirst 2009-2010 “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” Lao Tzu Butterfly is a symbol of Vanitas, of ephemeral beauty. Ephemeral comes from greek επί “in/on” and ημέρα “daytime” that is…

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