Sottovetro #5, Dittico

Sottovetro #5, Dittico

Sottovetro addresses the theme of landscape indirectly, are Image, in which subjects related to the landscape and the animal world are paired to portraits of people trying to see with binoculars, maps, microscopes,something that is far from us,something that speaks to us of distance that modern man has placed between himself and nature. What that emerges in terms of iconography, does not belong to the mode of landscape photography. Instead of being explored the subject through the dimension of the trip, is depicted in order to refer to the slow act of contemplation typical for classical and romantic landscape painting .human presence in the paintings that acts as a measure of the scale, takes a different meaning: do not allow the self projection of the viewer into the landscape rapresented, hindering rather the vision. They just look, observe, and, disappointed, turn their backs to the audience. The extras of Sottovetro and their silent choreography outline an essential phenomenology of looking. The nostalgia for the time when nature was to be explored is evoked by objects in the photographs, which overlapped with the memory of childhood, the figures turn into allegories of original purity,

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Gianfranco ferlazzo
9 years ago
Concettualmente perfetto,davvero:)) Noi viviamo oramai una distanza inconciliabile con la natura: è un pò la stessa distanza tra virtuale e reale:subiamo lo stesso scompenso,lo stesso cortocircuito di referenti,lo stesso schock di contesto.L'immaginario che lega il vedutismo con tutto il suo carico di idealismo romantico è lettera morta,non rimane che voltarsi annoiati ,magari con qualche oggettuccio ludico nella mano:)...Ancora complimenti!

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