Nobile semplicità Quieta grandezza
PAINTING: PENCIL, CRAYON, WATERCOLOR PASTEL, GOLD LEAF ON SEMI-ROUGH PAPER
(february 2013 - march 2013)
"Edle Einfalt und Stille Größe" (from the German "Noble simplicity and Quiet grandeur" -Johann Joachim Winckelmann)
The absoluteness of perfect balance of his being - of his own existence - devoid, total idleness, from trivial occupations, which diverts attention from the care of the soul and the body, in relation to the latter - in direct combination with the psychological and existential condition completely alien to any inner conflict - in perfect harmony with his inner world from which to draw from it the perfection and the perfect fulfillment of the limited condition of being human.
"The only way to become great, or if possible inimitable, is to imitate the Greeks."
(Johann Joachim Winckelmann)
The shining perfect that was indissoluble prerogative of psycho-physical Greece "beauty".
"Among the Greeks, the human nature was self-sufficient and did not aspire to another perfection that was not the one actually reached on their own [...]. In the Christian perspective everything is upside down [...].The Poetry of the ancients was the poetry of possession, our of the nostalgia "
TO GABRIELE ROMEO WITH THE ESTIMATE AND RESPECT FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PERSON THAT HE IS; TO THE CAREFUL AND HONEST CRITIC, THE COREUTIC FRIEND, THE DISINTERESTED AND AVAILABLE OVER THINKABLE BROTHER, THE PARTNER/COLLEAGUE OF INFINITE AND EXCITING ADVENTURES OF ART.
MY THANKS TO YOU BEFORE ALL ELSE.