Where and when
Monday 30 May, at 6p.m
Institut Français Florence – Presentation of the volume by Lucia Corrain. The author in dialogue with Paolo Fabbri
With a constant dialogue between works of art of the past and of the contemporary, the volume brings together constellations of images that, in spite of the different media to which they can be traced, come together in synergy to give rise to new and unexpected configurations of meaning.
This is the case of the Albertian veil, which resonated with “The Gardens of Compton House” by Peter Greeneway, with the installation “Rahmenbau” in Kassel and with the video “The veiling” by Bill Viola. Also the cuts of Lucio Fontana and the flows of color of Hermann Nitsch are related to the wound to the side of Christ, as well as the seventeenth-century painting by night light dialogues, on the level of the passionate involvement of the observer, with video installations by Bill Viola himself. And again, the passionate forms of pain present in the Bolognese “Lament” by Niccolò dell’Arca are reflected in a work of the full contemporaneity, “the Pieta del Kossovo” by Pascal Convert. The passage from figurativeness to total abstraction is particularly evident in the “Rothko Chapel” of Houston, where the modus operandi of the American artist proposes a relationship with the observer similar to what Fra Angelico had already experienced in the cells of the convent of San Marco in Florence.