CORROSIONS ON THE SURFACE OF AN IRON GATE: WITH A TOUCH OF YELLOW #1

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With a touch of yellow … Varnish on a peeling metal surface can lead to truly surprising results. Time, weather conditions, smog, dust and rusts act effectively on materials and offer scenes of singular charm at the end of their corrosion process. Just like this yellow paint that the lens of my camera has caught on the pole of a gate. And so, the grays, blacks, blues of the corroded metal, welcome yellow fragments that are randomly dispersed, without a prearranged order, on the iron surface. They compose a palette of a harmonious mixture of colors. But, as I like to say, these are not paintings made by human hands. It is only the spectacle of passing time that leaves its scars on materials and matter.

These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust  (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Con un tocco di giallo… La vernice su una superficie metallica scrostata può portare a risultati davvero sorprendenti. Il tempo, le condizioni atmosferiche, lo smog, le polveri e le ruggini agiscono in modo efficace sui materiali e offrono, al termine del loro processo della corrosione, scene di singolare fascino. Come appunto questa vernice gialla che l’obiettivo della mia fotocamera ha colto sul palo di un cancello. E così, i grigi ed i neri del metallo corroso, accolgono frammenti gialli che si disperdono sulla superficie ferrosa, componendo una tavolozza di colori di grande effetti. Ma, come mi piace dire, questi non sono dipinti realizzati da mano umana. E’ solo lo spettacolo del tempo passa e che lascia le sue cicatrici sui materiali e sulla materia.

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THE FASCINATING WORLD OF RUST / LIKE TRAILS OF REDDISH CLOUDS IN THE SKY #3

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Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. They can compose and model endless scenes in which our eyes can see and perceive horizons without limits. Or skies in which the clouds leave incredible trails, like the brush strokes that a painter leaves on the canvas. Yes, like trails of reddish clouds in the sky.

These images are not paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on an old gate, as you can see in the picture on the left side. © roberto alborghetti (16)Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements. Surprising, is not it?

These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust  (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Il tempo e la ruggine hanno il fascinoso potere di modificare le cose senza l’apporto e il condizionamento della mano dell’essere umano. Sono davvero sorprendenti il lavoro e l’azione creativa che può compiere la ruggine. Possono comporre e modellare scene infinite nelle quali i nostri occhi possono vedere e percepire orizzonti senza limiti. O cieli nei quali le nuvole lasciano incredibili scie, come le pennellate che un pittore lascia sulla tela. Ma queste immagini non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie dal vero, ravvicinate, delle ruggini che ho visto su un vecchio cancello. Tutto è creato casualmente, senza un preciso intento, senza una ragione, che non sia quella del normale processo compiuto dalla decomposizione naturale degli elementi. Sorprendente, non è vero?

IT’S NOT SNOW! IT’S THE WHITE ROCK OF A WONDER OF NATURE: THE HOT SPRINGS IN TUSCANY

 

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Despite the prohibitions – and in the bitter cold of these early January mornings: the temperature is at – 3/4 degrees! – there are those who challenge climbing and allow themselves a bath in the warm and sulphurous waters of Fosso Bianco, a marvel of nature in Bagni San Filippo, in the territory of Castiglione d’Orcia, on the slopes of Amiata (Siena), in Tuscany. The white rock, which looks like snow, draws evocative and incomparable images. It is a magical and fascinating place that enchants the eyes and the mind. It is a continuous destination for tourists and visitors, who find in this unique glimpse of Tuscany an oasis of peace and well-being. The show is guaranteed. It really seems to be on the snowy slopes of the Alps.

For nature lovers the Fosso Bianco is the perfect place, a stream in the woods at the confluence of several hot springs in a series of pools where where you can swim all the year long and enjoy the special limestone formations that for their shapes have inspired the evocative such names as ‘the white whale’ or ‘the glacier’.

Bagni San Filippo is a small village of the Val D’Orcia in southern Tuscany. Historically known for its thermal water, it is the ideal destination for an intimate and relaxing SPA vacation. The resort Terme San Filippo features a swimming pool Hotel and wellness centre. Exceptional SPA and beauty  treatments are offered thanks to the use of all-natural sulphurous water, its sediments and mud.  Because of its location on the slopes of Mount Amiata on the edge of Val d’Orcia, Bagni San Filippo is the ideal base for visiting the many attractions of southern Tuscany, tasting local products and fine wines.

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20190109_131409Nonostante i divieti – e nel freddo pungente di queste mattinate di inizio gennaio: la temperatura è a – 3 gradi – c’è chi si sfida nelle arrampicate e si concede un bagno nelle acque calde e sulfuree del Fosso Bianco, meraviglia della natura a Bagni San Filippo, in territorio di Castiglione d’Orcia, sulle pendici dell’Amiata (Siena), in Toscana. La roccia bianca, che sembra neve, disegna immagini suggestive e incomparabili. E’ un luogo magico ed affascinante, che incanta gli occhi e la mente. E’ meta continua di turisti e visitatori, che trovano in questo singolare scorcio di Toscana, una oasi di pace e di benessere. Lo spettacolo è assicurato. Sembra davvero di essere sulle piste innevate delle Alpi.

THE “ACS” MAGAZINE (JAN/FEB ISSUE) CELEBRATES THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

ACS magazine, founded in Chicago (USA) 4 years ago by Renèe LaVerné Rose (publisher and editor in chief) in the new January/February issue dedicates a special story in occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

The story, that I wrote esclusively for ACS magazine, is dedicated to the incredible Leicester Code, wrote by Leonardo and now exhibited in Florence at the Uffizi Galleries.  The article (Title: “The Leicester Code: The vision on the world by the Genius of Leonardo”) celebrates the 500th anniversary of the death of one of the icon-figures of the history of mankind.

Roberto Alborghetti ’s story starts on page 101 in the ACS Magazine January/February 2019 issue at acs-mag.com  

 

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF RUST / LIKE TRAILS OF REDDISH CLOUDS IN THE SKY #2

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. They can compose and model endless scenes in which our eyes can see and perceive horizons without limits. Or skies in which the clouds leave incredible trails, like the brush strokes that a painter leaves on the canvas. Yes, like trails of reddish clouds in the sky. These images are not paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on an old gate. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements. Surprising, is not it?

These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust  (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Il tempo e la ruggine hanno il fascinoso potere di modificare le cose senza l’apporto e il condizionamento della mano dell’essere umano. Sono davvero sorprendenti il lavoro e l’azione creativa che può compiere la ruggine. Possono comporre e modellare scene infinite nelle quali i nostri occhi possono vedere e percepire orizzonti senza limiti. O cieli nei quali le nuvole lasciano incredibili scie, come le pennellate che un pittore lascia sulla tela. Ma queste immagini non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie dal vero, ravvicinate, delle ruggini che ho visto su un vecchio cancello. Tutto è creato casualmente, senza un preciso intento, senza una ragione, che non sia quella del normale processo compiuto dalla decomposizione naturale degli elementi. Sorprendente, non è vero?

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF RUST / LIKE TRAILS OF REDDISH CLOUDS IN THE SKY #1

© Roberto Alborghetti

 

© Roberto Alborghetti

Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. They can compose and model endless scenes in which our eyes can see and perceive horizons without limits. Or skies in which the clouds leave incredible trails, like the brush strokes that a painter leaves on the canvas. Yes, like trails of reddish clouds in the sky. These images are not paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on an old gate. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements. Surprising, is not it?

These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust  (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Interested in purchasing these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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Il tempo e la ruggine hanno il fascinoso potere di modificare le cose senza l’apporto e il condizionamento della mano dell’essere umano. Sono davvero sorprendenti il lavoro e l’azione creativa che può compiere la ruggine. Possono comporre e modellare scene infinite nelle quali i nostri occhi possono vedere e percepire orizzonti senza limiti. O cieli nei quali le nuvole lasciano incredibili scie, come le pennellate che un pittore lascia sulla tela. Ma queste immagini non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie dal vero, ravvicinate, delle ruggini che ho visto su un vecchio cancello. Tutto è creato casualmente, senza un preciso intento, senza una ragione, che non sia quella del normale processo compiuto dalla decomposizione naturale degli elementi. Sorprendente, non è vero?

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN FERRARA: HOW HOLIDAYS TRANSFORM A RENAISSANCE CITY

A rich schedule to celebrate Christmas in Ferrara (Emilia Romagna, Italy): markets, lights, shows and many events for kids, in a joyful atmosphere. During holidays, the centre of Ferrara livens up thanks to funny and traditional events which transform the rigorous aspect of the Renaissance city in an immense open stage for the amusement of both adults and children. The lighting of the suggestive illuminations and of the big Christmas Tree in the church square of Piazza Cattedrale at the beginning of December is welcomed by an appreciated ceremony which inaugurates holidays, Christmas shopping and fun.

Street markets, music events, games for children and travelling choirs welcome visitors during Christmas and New Year’s Day Holidays. Santas liven up the squares of the city with funny shows and small booths sell mulled wine, chestnuts and hot chocolate.  At the street corners, in the churches and in the squares Christmas cribs propose the scene of Nativity in original versions to be admired. The most appreciated one is the Crib on the Water, mounted on Christmas Eve by the Underwater Group of Ferrara in the landing stage of the Estense Castle.

The setting up of the new Christmas Tree is about one of the central themes of Holiday events in Ferrara: sustainability. From 2016, in fact,  Christmas and New Year’s programme has gained the ISO 20121 certification as a Sustainable Event. In front of the Cathedral, with its scenic cover designed by Lorenzo Cutuli, a 16-meters tree donated by the town of Lizzano in Belvedere will be decorated with an inspiration about “recycle”. The lighting of the tree, with a real light cascade, will begin with a show by high school pupils, who will perform dance and music.

Dancing Fountains show will be performed with live music in Piazza Castello, with the Philarmonic Band Ludovico Ariosto – città di Ferrara, with more than 45 members, directed by M° Stefano Caleffi.  The famous “listone”, in Piazza Trento Trieste, will turn into a Christmas Market for tourists and citizens during the festivity period, with arts and crafts, typical products,  and Christmas gifts. To stay updated, it is possible to follow their profile: @festadelregalo and the hashtags: #festadelregalo and #festadelregaloferrara.

Every year, a unique New Year’s Day provided with spectacular scenarios which attracts large numbers of visitors is organized in the great Piazza del Castello in Ferrara. The party begins with the concert of international bands and singers which attracts thousand of visitors every year. At midnight is the fascinating show of the “Fire of the Castle”: from the towers of the historic residence of the Estensi family guests can admire gold, silver and colourful jets and the Castle gradually transforms into a great red, gold and silver fire, a suggestive and unforgettable show which takes visitors’ breath away. And then music, balls, panettone, sparkling white wine and mulled wine.

https://www.visitferrara.eu/en/il-consorzio

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