“NINE ELEVEN 2001, NEW YORK” / REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY THROUGH ART

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Lacer/actions Artworks by Roberto Alborghetti.

In memory of 2.974 Victims&Martyrs.

In the 11th Anniversary of WTC massacre.

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Title of the work:

“Victims & Martyrs: The Blood’s Tracks # 2 – Nine Eleven 2001, New York”

Canvas + Mixed media, 2011, 46,5 x 70 cm

Silk scarf created in collaboration with textile designer Bruno Boggia

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NINE ELEVEN:  REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY THROUGH ART

From an article by dr. SRINI PILLAY, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, author of “The Life Unlocked”, “Your Brain and Business: the Neuroscience of the great leaders”, “The Science behind the Law of Attraction” , The Huffington Post columnist

Nine eleven did not just affect America.  It affected the world. Roberto Alborghetti was walking along Vico Street in Milan last spring when his eyes suddenly fell upon an image: red and black and described by him as either “hands, arms, fire tongues or hydrants,” he began to see the primal theme that this image represented.

Besides, it was a torn poster on a wall, and its urban origins were undeniable.  He looked on more closely, and as his mind wandered over several images, it landed on one that seemed to him most like what this was.  These, says Alborghetti, are: “..scenes in which the earth cries its fury to the sky, and the sky answers with its blood teardrops.”  Seeing the tragedy, he immediately made an association to one that had touched him very deeply: 9/11.  Knowing that he wanted to dedicate this one, of his poster images, to 9/11, he reproduced the image on canvas. He also approached the textiles designer Bruno Boggia who suggested that Alborghetti make a silk scarf with the image.  He did…  He plans to donate the scarf to a Fallen’s relative association.  Intrigued by this man’s penchant to represent this gruesome event as art, I probed more deeply to try to understand his psychology.  Was this just a random act on his part?  Did it actually mean anything to him?  And was there something that we in America could learn from this? “Art,” says Alborghetti, “is a reflection of reality.”  More precisely, he saw this piece of art as a scar that says that the world’s problems cannot be solved by violence and war– a memory of the horror of 9/11.  But was that thoughtful, or simply macabre?   “What was it in you that made you respond to this massive destruction with creation?” I asked, somewhat incredulously.  He answered that the poster seemed to depict both the tragedy and the possibility of a new life where earth (grey) and sky (red) meet each other to give origin to new colors, new days and new lives.   He was pointing to a certain resilience that we all have – to how in the face of massive destruction, you may break our buildings, but you cannot break our spirit.  He should know:  Alborghetti’s father was one of the few survivors of the terrible Kefalonia massacre (Greece, September 1943) where 8,000 young Italian young soldiers were killed by the Wehrmacht German army. He was injured, captured and segregated in a concentration camp. Alborghetti reflects: “An unutterable experience. And…slaughter!…I think that only his will to make peace with those awful years – talkin’ about them and… smilin’ too – has saved him, since then, from mind and body disease… “ In this time of remembering 9/11, psychological research and brain science support Alborghetti’s approach to representing tragedy in the beauty of art.  Visual beauty is registered in the brain in the medial OFC (orbitofrontal cortex) – a brain region known for its role in flexibility in thinking and reward (https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/research/browse/show-publication?pub_id=324591&source_id=2)  Beauty resides here too.  It could stimulate the necessary flexibility in our thinking by encouraging us not to lose ourselves in remembering the tragedy but also seeing the beauty in our resilience as a nation as well as the possibilities for recovery.  Studies also show that the perception of beauty activates brain regions, which move us toward the beautiful image or away from it if we think it ugly. (http://jn.physiology.org/content/91/4/1699.full.pdf)  To a certain extent, this gels well with Alborghettis’s intention in the art. Also, art and beauty offer potential forms of healing for all of us. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15152417)  Visual art not only represents the unconscious of the artist (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11455363) but  also taps into our unconscious brains (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19230327) leading us to parts of ourselves that are often untouched by everyday discourse.  For this reason, it does allow for a special kind of healing. I asked him: “Is your message in your art to America or the entire world?  Why?” He responded that his art was for all who would accept it – that art is a universal language – and that this memory was for all people who care to ask themselves some questions and who will allow emotions and feelings to grow in them. When we think of art representing tragedy, it raises all kinds of questions.  Can we really make art of an experience where people have lost loved ones?  Can we truly justify directing people toward beauty when there is such tragedy?  The beauty of abstract art – and of Alborghetti’s art in particular, is that it is in invitation for us to project what we will onto the piece.  We do so anyway – even when human forms, gardens and ponds protect us with their explicit forms in Impressionist and Renaissance paintings.  Art, as I substantiated above, is a form of healing whose effects we can see in the brain. From a psychological perspective, art is an amazing way to mourn.  When it is as beautiful as Alborghetti’s, it invites us to revisit the tragedy of terrorism, the horror of loss, and the beauty of our own resilience as we make our way through this mysterious life.

SRINI PILLAY

THE HUFFINGTON POST

9/9/2011

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Roberto Alborghetti “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project about torn and decomposed publicity posters. Realistic images captured on the streets around the world are transferred on canvases, lithographs, textiles, glass, videoclips…

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WISHES AND PAINTINGS FROM GERMANY AND ITALY

 The capturing Season’s Greetings I’ve received from international fellow artists Dagmar Dost-Nolden and Carlo Iacomucci

 

During this holiday season I’ve received nice and fascinating greeting cards from fellow artists (I’ve created one me too: an “haiga”; I already wrote a post about it). Two pictures attracted my attention: the paintings reproductions created by Dagmar Dost-Nolden (an international artist-painter, sculptor and performer: she lives in Germany) and by Carlo Iacomucci (he lives in Macerata, Italy, and his artworks are shown in private and public collections). So, give a glance to these two images that fuse colors, feelings and emotions. When we say: the art beauty and the life breath.

About Dagmar Dost-Nolden

www.dost-nolden.de

About Carlo Iacomucci

www.carloiacomucci.it

Tra le immagini augurali che ho ricevuto ho particolarmente apprezzato quelle che mi sono state inviate dagli amici artisti Dagmar Dost-Nolden (vive in Germania, si occupa di pittura, scultura, performances artistiche) e Carlo Iacomucci (risiede a Macerata, le sue opere sono custodite in collezioni pubbliche e private). Vi invito dunque ad ammirare queste due immagini che fondono colori, sentimenti ed emozioni. Quando si dice il bello dell’arte e il respiro della vita.

 

Dagmar Dost-Nolden

www.dost-nolden.de

Carlo Iacomucci

www.carloiacomucci.it

2011 TOP 15 ARTICLES AT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S WORDPRESS BLOG

  

A year has gone. It’s time to fix some reports, also for my blogger experience. According to 2011 site stats, I compiled a chart about my most viewed posts. It’s the occasion to thank visitors and my fellow bloggers. Let’s keep growing up this wonderful opportunity to share ideas and experiences improving communication and human relationships! Thanks to all who approach my art provoc/actions too… 

 

MY TOP 15 POSTS OF 2011

 

1 – PREVIEW ON TEXTILE DESIGN TRENDS FOR FASHION 2013

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/preview-on-textile-design-trends-for-fashion-2013/

2 – ABOUT ME, ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/about/

3 – ART AND DESIGN FOR DAILY LIFE

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/art-and-design-for-daily-life/

4 – BRUNO BOGGIA, IL DISEGNO E’ VITA

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/05/12/bruno-boggia-il-disegno-e-vita/

5 – LACER/ACTIONS AT PARALLAX AF LONDON

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/laceractions-at-parallax-af-london/

6 – LONDON, PARALLAX AF 2 AT “LA GALLERIA”

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/london-parallax-af-2-at-%e2%80%9cla-galleria%e2%80%9d/

7 – THE LIFE BECOMES ART: WELCOME TO PARALLAX AF IN LONDON

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/the-life-becomes-art-welcome-to-parallax-af-in-london/

8 – CENTER FOR MEDIA LITERACY: A COMMON EFFORT TO SEE MEDIAS THROUGH NEW EYES

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/center-for-media-literacy-a-common-effort-to-see-media-through-new-eyes/

9 – THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/the-science-behind-the-law-of-attraction/

10 – “POP ART AVANT-GARDE”

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/pop-art-avant-garde/

11 – FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW 2012: LIMITED EDITION OF 3 SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH TORN POSTERS IMAGES

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/fashion-design-preview-2012-limited-edition-of-3-silk-scarves-created-with-torn-posters-images/

12 – L’ECO DI BERGAMO NEWSPAPER DEDICATES 2 FULL PAGES TO ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S LACER/ACTIONS ART

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/%e2%80%9cleco-di-bergamo%e2%80%9d-newspaper-dedicates-2-full-pages-to-roberto-alborghettis-%e2%80%9claceractions%e2%80%9d-art/

13 – DUE PAGINE DE “L’ECO DI BERGAMO” RACCONTANO LE “LACER/AZIONI” DI ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/due-pagine-de-leco-di-bergamo-raccontano-le-lacerazioni-di-roberto-alborghetti/

14 – STREET ART AND FASHION: HOW TO CREATE SILK TEXTILES FROM RIPPED ADS ON CITY WALLS

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/street-art-fashion-how-to-create-silk-textiles-from-ripped-ads-on-city-walls/

15 – LACER/ACTIONS: CANVASES

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/laceractions-canvases/

RED IS IN THE AIR. A REVOLUTION IS COMIN’ SOON. MAYBE

New videoclip from Roberto Alborghetti ‘s “Lacer/actions” arts. Inspired by a French movie directed by Chris Marker.

 

Some words about my new clip “L’air est rouge” posted yesterday. Red is one of the colors that predominate in my “Lacer/actions” artworks (images of torn posters). Red is the color of this festive season. And red is the color that expresses strength, energy, vitality, life … It’s dedicated to red color my new clip “L’air est rouge”, avowedly inspired by a French film directed in 1977 by Chris Marker (“Le fond de l’air est rouge”), docu-movie about revolutions that have marked the world during the 1967-1977 decade.

 Revolutions usually take place on the streets. And I collect my images along the streets. Like those of this clip, in which the red textures are perhaps the metaphor of how today the air is red (again), full of expectations and hopes about a great change in our world. My “revolutionary” wish for 2012 is for a social order in which everyone feels represented and respected. Art can do a lot for this.

 Nothing of apocalyptic in my clip – in a certain sense, we already live in an apocalypse – but “l’air est rouge…”

 

Clip: L’air est rouge (la rèvolution est proche…)

Created by: Roberto Alborghetti

Lenght: 32”

Soundtrack: Le sentiment de l’amour, by Thiae

Images from “Lacer/actions” collection.

 LINKS

http://youtu.be/qw_0TYCY0Fk

 http://animoto.com/play/c0gv10wD0L5ixZHS0YsHtg

 http://vodpod.com/watch/15877321-lair-est-rouge-la-revolution-est-proche-?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 

 L’AIR EST ROUGE. LA REVOLUTION EST PROCHE?

Il rosso è tra i colori che maggiormente predominano tra le mie “lacer/azioni” (immagini della pubblicità strappata). Rosso è il colore di questi giorni natalizi. E da sempre il rosso è il colore che esprime forza, energia, vitalità, vita… Ed è proprio dedicato al rosso il mio nuovo clip “L’air est rouge”, titolo dichiaratamente ispirato da un film francese del 1977, diretto da Chris Marker (“Le fond de l’air est rouge”), documento a più voci sulle rivoluzioni che nel mondo hanno scandito il decennio 1967-1977.

Le rivoluzioni di solito si fanno per strada. E per strada io raccolgo le mie immagini. Come quelle di questo clip, dove le trame di rosso sono forse la metafora di come davvero l’aria sia oggi davvero rossa, ancora carica di attese e di speranze che portino nel mondo quel grande cambiamento ed un ordine sociale in cui tutti si sentano rappresentati e rispettati. Niente di apocalittico nel mio clip – in un certo senso, già viviamo in un apocalisse – ma “l’air est rouge”…

 

LINKS

http://youtu.be/qw_0TYCY0Fk

 

http://animoto.com/play/c0gv10wD0L5ixZHS0YsHtg

 

http://vodpod.com/watch/15877321-lair-est-rouge-la-revolution-est-proche-?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 

 

2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE “LACER/AZIONI” CHANNEL

 

 

This is the chart about the Top 10 videos that in 2011 gained the highest number of views at my YouTube Lacer/azioni channel. At the top we see the clip inspired by Srini Pillay‘s words about art and the art’s healing power; Srini Pillay is Harvard psychiatrist, columnist (The Huffington Post and Psychology Today), brain imaging researcher, author (his book “Life Unlocked” ispired the videoclip at 4th position too).

At the second position: the clip I created remembering Nine Eleven Fallen in the 10th Anniversary of Twin Towers attack. At the third place: the video about my show at Parallax AF in London.

It’s also a pleasure to see in this 2011 chart the “Linger” clip created with poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers (West Memphis, Arkansas) and that one made with the Amsterdam based musician and composer JapJap (“The ever expanding light”). All the clips are created with my “Lacer/actions” artworks, images of torn posters. Click and enjoy them!

2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE LACER/AZIONI CHANNEL 

1.LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE / SRINI PILLAY’S WORDS

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

2.NINE ELEVEN / NEW YORK

http://youtu.be/_e_xNdQw7u8

3.LACER/ACTIONS at PARALLAX AF LONDON

http://youtu.be/r735Hb2NdnA

4.LIFE UNLOCKED

http://youtu.be/4n4JVnuIp2I

5.A STORY TO TELL: FROM RUBBISH TO SILK

http://youtu.be/M3ZQYB7r2sQ

6.THE EVER EXPANDING LIGHT

http://youtu.be/8g_Vuo1HEzY

7.LINGER

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

8.THE LACER/ACTIONS SHOWROOM

http://youtu.be/k75rlHNnhHM

9. RADIATIONS (CLEAR-NU-CLEAR)

http://youtu.be/hpTfyQx5-FU

10.LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON

http://youtu.be/ShJ_j-s06Go

SPEAKING WITH THE STONES: THE MARKO RUPNIK’S MOSAIC IN LENNO (COMO LAKE, ITALY)

“In the universe heart, the light brings out two particularly intense colors: red and blue”.

SECOND PART

 The beautiful mosaic dedicated to Nativity and Moses salvation – at Spirituality Center of Suore Adoratrici in Lenno (Como Lake, Italy) – is a wonderful synthesis and expression of Rupnik, who on several occasions pointed out the significance of his artistic activities, focused on the Light and based on the Light research. Marko Rupnik says: “The world is understood only in light. Things, objects, nature and man himself are only understood in the light. According to the Creator and His Wisdom, the truth is the light of the world and all that exists. But man can not look at the light. It would be too much! The source of light is behind and beyond. Here are the colors. The experience of light is the colors festival!”

Yes, the colors. Marko Rupnik says: “When matter exudes light, it tinges with color. The colors testify the world soul. Things are alive and the universe has its own heart. The color is the flesh of the world. The color is related to the universe matter. The universe is colorful. In a certain sense, it is the color. But is the light that makes us seeing it. The color and the light: they are an indivisible unity.”

THE IMPORTANCE OF RED AND BLUE COLORS

Rupnik says: “I learned that black is a color that highlights the red and blue … Death entered the world through the envy. Waiting for the morning light, during long nights, I’ve learned that persons are doing bad only because of envy. But I realized that I should be focused on red and blue colors… In the universe heart, the light brings out two particularly intense colors: red and blue. The Christians of the first millennium recognized the divine in the red color and the human in the blue. The red and blue are the unshakable foundation of the colors harmony. Getting to maturity and finding our own identity means to find in ourselves the red and blue harmony”.

WE MUST HEAR THE STONES”

On the relationship between artist and stone, Rupnik said: “When we cut a stone, we must hear it, we must be tuned in it, avoiding to go down with force and imposing our will. An artwork is borning from a dialogue in which the artist collaborates with matter in a mutual help bringing out to light the deepest meaning. Imposing our will makes a bad service to art and deceives us in life. In the mosaic, the spaces between the figures should be treated with equal attention and creative force as the figures themselves. The figures are like words, they are such as speeches. The spaces role is creating the right condition by which we can take up these words. The eye glides over the stones colors and movements; so we may hear a beauty echo in the soul. And only the beauty – because love is realized – is capable to create the right attitude to listen and understand. “

I remained speechless – as other visitors – admiring the Marko Rupnik ‘s mosaic created in Lenno, on Como Lake. A masterpiece of light, color, mistery.

Roberto Alborghetti

 ( 2 – End)

Previous article:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/the-colors-of-mystery-the-extraordinary-rupnik-s-mosaic-on-como-lake-italy/

ABOUT MARKO RUPNIK

Marko Ivan Rupnik was born November 28, 1954 in Zadlog, Slovenia near Idrija. He is the fourth child, after three sisters. He studied philosophy in Ljubljana and then, in 1977, enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome followed. He was ordained a priest in 1985. In 1991 he earned a doctorate. Since September of 1991 he has lived and worked in Rome at the Centro Aletti, of which he is the director. He teaches at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, the Pontifical Gregorian University, Saint Anselm Pontifical Liturgical Institute, and gives seminars and lectures at numerous other European academic institutions. In February 2000 he received the “France Preseren” Award, the Slovenian Republic’s highest recognition for contributions to the cultural patrimony. In 2002 he was decorated with the honor “Sign of honor of the freedom of the Slovenian Republic”, conferred on him by the president of the republic. In 2003 he received the international “Beato Angelico” prize for Europe. Besides many collective exhibits he has presented his works in personal exhibits among which those in Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy; Baltimore, Maryland USA; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Czech Republic; Olomouc, Czech Republic; Cluj, Romania. He created lot of artworks in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Syria, USA, Spain.

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PARLANDO CON LE PIETRE: IL MOSAICO DI RUPNIK A LENNO (LAGO DI COMO)

Il mosaico di Lenno – presso il Centro di Spiritualità delle Suore Adoratrici a Lenno (Como) – è una mirabile sintesi ed espressione dell’artista slavo Rupnik, che in più occasione ha ricordato il significato della sua attività artistica, incentrata sulla Luce e sulla ricerca della Luce. Dice Marko Rupnik: “Il mondo si capisce solo nella luce. Le cose, gli oggetti, la natura e l’uomo stesso si capiscono solo sullo sfondo della luce. Anzi, alla luce. Secondo il Creatore e la sua Sapienza, è la luce la verità del mondo e di tutto ciò che esiste. Ma l’uomo non può guardare la luce. Sarebbe troppo. La fonte della luce rimane dietro, al di là. Qui ci sono i colori. L’esperienza della luce è la festa dei colori.”

E sui colori: “Quando la materia trasuda di luce, si tinge di colori. I colori testimoniano l’anima del mondo. La materia ha una sua volontà. Il mondo ha una propria anima. Le cose sono vive e l’universo ha il suo cuore. Il colore è la carne del mondo. Il colore è legato alla materia dell’universo. Il creato è colorato. Anzi, in un certo senso, è colore. Ma è la luce che ce lo fa vedere. Il colore e la luce, un’unità inscindibile.”

 Dice ancora Rupnik: “Ho imparato che il nero è un colore che evidenzia il rosso e il blu… La morte è entrata nel mondo per l’invidia. Aspettando il chiarore del mattino, attraverso lunghe notti, ho costatato alla luce che tanti si agitano, anche sotto l’apparenza del bene, muovendo il male solo a motivo dell’invidia. Ma ho capito che conviene essere concentrati sul rosso e sul blu… Nel cuore dell’universo, la luce evidenzia due colori particolarmente intensi: il rosso e il blu. I cristiani del primo millennio riconoscevano nel rosso il divino e nel blu l’umano. Il rosso e il blu sono il fondamento incrollabile dell’armonia dei colori. Arrivare alla maturità e scoprire la propria identità significa trovare in sé l’armonia del rosso-blu.”

Sul rapporto tra artista e pietra, dice Rupnik: “Per tagliare una pietra, bisogna sentirla, bisogna tenerne conto e non andare giù con forza, semplicemente imponendo la nostra volontà. Un’opera d’arte nasce da un dialogo, dove l’artista collabora con la materia in un aiuto reciproco per farne uscire alla luce il senso profondo. L’affermazione della propria volontà rende un brutto servizio all’arte e ci inganna nella vita. Nel mosaico, gli spazi tra le figure vanno curati con altrettanta attenzione e forza creativa che le figure stesse. Le figure sono come le parole, come i discorsi. Il compito degli spazi tra di loro è allora creare quello stato necessario nel cuore affinché siamo in grado di accogliere queste parole. Lo sguardo scivola sui colori, sui movimenti, sulle pietre, e nell’anima nasce un’eco di bellezza. E la bellezza, proprio perché è l’amore realizzato, è forse l’unica capace di creare l’atteggiamento giusto per sentire e comprendere.”

Anch’io rimango senza parole davanti al capolavoro che Marko Rupnik ha realizzato a Lenno, sul Lago di Como. Capolavoro di luce, di colori, di creatività.

Roberto Alborghetti

 (2 – Fine)

 Precedente articolo:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/the-colors-of-mystery-the-extraordinary-rupnik-s-mosaic-on-como-lake-italy/

MY BEST WISHES WITH THIS SPECIAL “HAIGA”

 

Dark night

Snowflakes and frost

Before the New Day

 

Notte scura

Fiocchi di neve e gelo

Prima del Giorno Nuovo

 This Season’s Greetings card fuses, in an “Haiga”, words (“Haiku”) and visual art. The image (lithograph, 50×70) is part of “Lacer/actions” collection, concerning my research about torn posters and urban signs. I thank my “haiga” teacher: poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers, from West Memphis (Arkansas, Usa).

 Questo cartoncino augurale fonde – in quello che la cultura nipponica definisce “Haiga” – parole (“Haiku”) ed arte visuale. L’immagine (litografia, 50×70) fa parte della mia raccolta “Lacer/azioni”, relativa alla ricerca dei particolari dei manifesti pubblicitari lacerati e dei “segni” urbani. Ringrazio il mio “maestro di haiga”, il poeta, musicista e produttore Joshua Sellers, di West Memphis (Arkansas, Usa).

ENJOY THE CLIP:

http://youtu.be/nWvkGQlWpFE

http://animoto.com/play/pAjS6z18z4sRIhbIl1q18A

http://vodpod.com/watch/15820712-seasons-greetings-haiga-haiku?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 ABOUT HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

 

A LOVELY COMMENT FROM FRIEND BLOGGER “LE ARTISTE BOOTS”:

http://leartisteboots.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/my-best-wishes-with-this-special-haiga/comment-page-1/#comment-193