CRACKS CHROMOTHERAPY #1 / FOUR COLORS, FOUR STATES OF MIND…

 

 

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, about  the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outside advertisings (my realistic and not manipulated images are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles). I also love to work on metal, plastic or stony surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. So, I entered the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. My eyes and cameras through cracks magnifications are discovering impressive textures in what we usually consider waste materials (as you may see in this photogallery). Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images.

More Cracks  in this special gallery…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

 

THEY’RE ON AIR… MY WORKS AS SEEN LIVE ON ITALIAN TELEVISION CHANNEL “SEI LA TV”

SCENES FROM A CHINESE SHADOWS PLAY? NO, THEY’RE JUST MAGNIFICATIONS OF SCRATCHES ON A WASTEBIN IN BEESTON NOTTINGHAM (UK)…  

 

 

The pictures featured in this photo-gallery aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. I saw these scratches on a wastebin during my recent visit in Beeston, Nottingham (UK), the land of Robin Hood. They remind me sceneries from a Chinese Shadows play… R.A.      

 

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Roberto Alborghetti “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this photo-gallery showing some works from the collection of about 50.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

A Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013. His recent projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD VISITING CREATIVE CORNERS AND THE IMPRESSIVE VINTAGE BUSES AND CARS AT BARTONS PLC INTERNATIONAL VENUE

 

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

© Photos: MARYSIA  ZIPSER

I spent a really nice day in the “Land of Robin Hood”, meeting wonderful people, local artists and discovering the impressive Bartons International venue. Fellow blogger Marysia Zipser, Founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) in Beeston, Nottingham, planned for me an intensive program.  I knew Marysia through LinkedIn network. Her  ACT  group is a voluntary community organisation promoting Art-Culture-Tourism in Beeston and surrounds inwards and outwards worldwide http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/; Marysia is an International Events Manager and Arts/Heritage Tourism promoter who lives at Beeston Rylands.

During my visit, I met Nottingham’s Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, at Chilwell’s Creative Corner together with Marysia Zipser, artist Pam Miller, author and  couch Shakti Shira Bassi (Heart leadership, Founder of Yoga & Shakti), David Humphreys (proprietor of “Created By Hand”, quality gifts by talented crafyters) and Mish Mash gallery, another  creative space for contemporary art, ceramics, retro and vintage pieces (you may buy there the original Robin Hood mugs..).

At Chilwell’s Creative Corner I had the way to tell my personal experience as author.  I talked about my new books “Francesco” and “Quando  il giorno era una freccia” (When the day was an arrow), which investigates the school years and the cultural background of Pope Francis. I’ve presented presented “Lacer/actions” art project about my research on torn and decomposed publicity posters and natural cracks, scratches and urban and industrial tokens.   

My visit continued to the spectacular Bartons Plc international venue ( Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham) and home to vintage buses and cars owned and managed by Simon Barton. In the garage buildings – where the “Carnival of Monsters”  contemporary art festival was being prepared, opening this Saturday night 11th October (until 25th) to co-incide with Beeston’s Oxjam music festival – I saw very interesting vintage buses and cars. Simon kindly told me the story about one of the oldest buses displayed there: the so called “Ghost Bus”. I was really fascinated by this authentic piece of story of the public transport in the land of Robin Hood… Some ideas and projects surely will come for my “Lacer/actions” artworks. But this is a next story…      

 

http://www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk/

http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

http://www.timpollard.com/

http://siastraining.webplus.net/

http://attikfind.com/

https://www.facebook.com/178highroad

 

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HERE A PRESS RELEASE Issued 10th OCTOBER  2014

 

ROBIN HOOD & ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI AIM THEIR ARROWS AT

CHILWELL’S CREATIVE CORNER AND BARTONS INTERNATIONAL VENUE

 

Nottingham’s Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, and Italy’s Roberto Alborghetti, celebrated journalist, author and visual artist, came together this Tuesday to promote Beeston and Chilwell. They met at Chilwell’s Creative Corner together with Marysia Zipser, Founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism), Beeston, Nottingham.  ACT is a voluntary community organisation promoting Art-Culture-Tourism in Beeston and surrounds inwards and outwards worldwide http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/   Marysia is an International Events Manager and Arts/Heritage Tourism promoter who lives at Beeston Rylands.

Roberto was visiting Chilwell High Road for half a day to promote new book “Quando il giorno era una freccia” (When the day was an arrow), which investigates the school years and the cultural background of Pope Francis.  He works very closely in Education with schools and students throughout Italy on art & cultural interdisciplinary projects.  Roberto is ACT Group Int’l member and promotes Beeston and ACT’s educational mission worldwide.

Chilwell Creative Corner comprises Mish Mash Gallery, Fusions Cafe and meeting place, and shops Created by Hand and Attik. They then went over the road to Bartons plc international venue and home to vintage buses and cars owned and managed by Simon Barton.  This weekend’s Carnival of Monsters contemporary art festival was being prepared, opening this Saturday night 11th October (until 25th) to co-incide with Beeston’s Oxjam music festival.

CRACKS CHROMOTHERAPY #1 / BLACK, RED, YELLOW AND GREEN… (VIDEOCLIP)

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, about  the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outdoor  advertisings (my realistic and not manipulated images are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles). I love also to document crevices and chaps on metal, plastic or stony surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. So, I invite you to enter the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. My eyes and cameras discovered, in cracks magnifications, stunning textures ( and all this is what we usually consider waste materials…).  My Cracks are not paintings, but realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this video.

More Cracks  in this special gallery… 

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com 

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, CRACKS, LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, CRACKS, LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

12 CM SQUARE FROM MY FORTHCOMING WORK…

12 CM SQUARE FROM THE FORTHCOMING WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

12 CM SQUARE FROM THE FORTHCOMING WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

INCREDIBLE FRESCOES OF COLORED STRIPES (XV CENTURY) IN THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE WHERE THE MODERN POSTAL SERVICE STARTED IN

  

© PHOTOS BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

I recently had the way to visit again one of the most beautiful Italian medieval villages, Cornello dei Tasso (Bergamo). In the ancient church (XII Century) I saw incredible frescoes. I was attracted and fascinated by frescoes of colored stripes on the walls (XV-XVI Century). They are really cool and they have an incredible modern touch. They are signs and signals comin’ from the past; they tell us the universal language of colors and art. 

The church (dedicated to Saints Cornelio and Cipriano) where I saw the frescoed stripes, dominates the village from on high, with its bell tower with mullioned windows, beautiful example of Romanesque architecture. It has undergone considerable changes from its original 12th-Century structure and it is one of the elements of greatest interest in the village.

The most interesting aspect brought to light by restoration work is the magnificent fresco cycle covering the interior walls of the Tasso noble chapel, painted in the 15th-16th century. It shows a variety of themes, and an excellent execution. Considerable variation in style – as the colored stripes – can be seen in the different panels of the fresco.

The figures of St. George, St. Vincent, St. Stephen and St. Agatha are well-painted; the Adoration of the Magi is admirable; but the finest of all is the panel of the Miracle of St. Giles, protector of farriers, a scene of considerable historical interest for its depiction of settings, clothing and tools from the period.

 Little, but important village. We may say that here was “invented” the postal service. According to documents, Cornello is the home of Omodeo Tasso and other members of this “postmaster” family. Mail was first carried on foot, and later the service was improved with use of horses, dispatch riders, and mail coaches. The Tasso family organized itself into a private company, the Compagnia dei Corrieri, and through its various branches, it succeeded in obtaining contracts for handling mail first in the Republic of Venice and, later, in the 1400-1500s, in the Papal States, in the State of Milan, and in all the lands of Europe dominated by the Hapsburg empire. The family Tasso – this surname gave origin to the same word of “taxi” – still survives at nowadays in the german Thurm und Taxis family.

Cornello dei Tasso is one of the villages in the province of Bergamo that has best preserved its medieval structure. At one time the village was the center of trade with the Valtellina along the Via Mercatorum, and it had an important market. At the end of the 1500s its commercial fortune began to decline. Its centuries of isolation helped preserve the original layout of the village, which is characterized by the superimposing of four levels of buildings. In the lower part, a number of buildings are aligned horizontally, overhanging the Brembo river , which show the original fortified character of the village. On the upper level there is the street with porticos, topped by stone arcades, covered by a wooden beam ceiling and paved with cobblestones.

 In the pics: the fresco stripes and a street with porticos in Cornello dei Tasso (Bergamo, Milan Area, Italy).