THE SPECTACULAR EFFECTS OF RUST / PICTURE #1

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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.

Like in this series of images. We can glimpse scenes that remind us of dry leaves, fronds of trees shaken by the wind, red flowers of indecipherable plants … In short, the effects of rust can be spectacular.

But the image you see above is not a painting, but simply a macro photograph of the rusts I saw on a billboard. 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.
This abstract and macro photo is 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

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?

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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?

NATURAL CRACKS & CORROSIONS: LIKE MAPS TO NOWHERE #3

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Cracks & Corrosions  like Maps to Nowhere… These are some macro and abstract photos I took walking along the streets of Bitonto, a beautiful city in Apulia, Italy. They 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.

© Roberto Alborghetti (10) (640x480)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. These images give us the illusion of consulting imaginary paths, jealously guarded in the soul of so many of our cities.

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THE TORN (PUBLI)CITY: SIGNS & CODES LEFT ON A BILLBOARD #2

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© Roberto Alborghetti

After the advertisement has been torn and removed from the billboards, traces and marks of ink, glue and residuals of paper can be glimpsed on the surface. In my opinion, this is a unique spectacle. An open-air exhibition. Our eye can read and admire strange shapes and a sort of codes that only the time and the chance can decipher.

I think all this is a real language. It is the expressive code of the road, which speaks and communicates in an absolutely surprising way. Yes, I am convinced that this is natural and pure street art, built by virtue of a force that is beyond our control. Yes, very suggestive black and white pics. You must be immediately ready to impress these scenes …

Also in this photogallery #2 I have gathered some of the images I took around a big outdoor billboard located in Milan area (Italy).  The pictures are part of LaceR/Actions”, my 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 (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. They’re not paintings…They’re Lacer/actions! © Roberto Alborghetti

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

Dopo che la pubblicità è stata strappata e tolta dai tabelloni, si possono intravvedere, sulla superficie, tracce e segni di inchiostro, colla e residui di carta. A mio parere, tutto ciò costituisce uno spettacolo unico. Una mostra a cielo aperto. Il nostro occhio può leggere ed ammirare strane forme ed una sorta di codici che solo il caso e il fato possono decifrare. Penso che tutto ciò sia un linguaggio. E’ il codice espressivo della strada, che parla e comunica in un modo assolutamente sorprendente. Sì, sono convinto che questa sia vera e pura arte di strada, costruita in virtù di una forza che sfugge al nostro controllo. Sì, tutto molto suggestivo. Occorre essere subito pronti ad impressionare queste scene, parte del progetto “Lacer/azioni”…

UFFIZI GALLERY (FLORENCE): A NEW GREAT ROOM DEVOTED TO THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

 

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After the unveiling of a new arrangement of masterpieces by Caravaggio and other XVII Century artists and the new room dedicated to Michelangelo and Raffaello, Uffizi Gallery continues its renewal with a room devoted to Leonardo da Vinci.

 

The new Leonardo Room at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery (Room 35 in the West Wing), officially opened yesterday, displays three paintings by Leonardo, all of which were made originally for churches, hence why the room’s walls are painted pale gray using a spatula effect. To ensure optimal conditions, the paintings are contained in special glass display cases that reduce light refraction without detracting from the visitor experience.

 

On the left stands The Baptism of Christ, painted for the San Salvi Church in 1475-78, when Leonardo was still working with Andrea del Verrocchio. The painting highlights the divisions in tasks within the workshop in terms of style and technique between the master and his pupil.

 

The Annunciation can be seen on the facing wall. Hailing from the church of Monteoliveto, the angel casts its shadow over the flowering meadow, closing its wings upon landing like a bird.

 

In the centre of the room visitors can wonder at the Adoration of the Magi, commissioned for the church of San Donato a Scopeto, and which was left unfinished when Leonardo went to Milan in 1482 to work for Ludovico Sforza. The painting underwent a five-year restoration at Florence’s Opificio delle Pietre Dure, financed by the Friends of the Uffizi. The altarpiece offers insight into Da Vinci’s creative process with some parts more advanced, while other brush strokes point to an infancy in style and technique.

 

Eike Schmdt, director of the Uffizi Galleries,  explained the draw of the Leonardo Room. “The new arrangement has been designed not only to permit a slow, meditated visit, whereby visitors can compare the art and understand the stylistic evolution of Leonardo in his youth, but it is also correct in terms of art history, placing the artist’s works immediately after the rooms dedicated to the Florentine Quattrocento…It is part of a set of changes implemented to adjust the Uffizi to the needs of understanding by visitors as well as adhering to the museum’s educational principles.”

VIDEO FOR “THE WORLD WATER DAY” (MARCH 22): THE SHAPES OF SEA WATER

A video to celebrate the World Water Day 2018.  The pictures of the video are not paintings or digitally made compositions, but abstract and macro photos that I took for my project-research “Lacer/actions” around an old boat in Torre del Mare (Apulia, Italy).

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LAMIAGENDA 2018/2019: WATCH THE TRAILER AND…STAND UP FOR THE EARTH!

This is the video trailer of the new edition of LAMIAGENDA, available starting from Spring 2018 and published in Italy by I Quindici. It presents a brand new artwork – a collage of waste paper recovered from disfigured advertising posters – I created for my “Lacer/actions” project. It wants to express the theme of the new edition “of the most innovative school diary”:  “Stand up for the Earth!”. The trailer expresses the basic editorial concepts of the new edition of the school diary, that is: it has a square shape, it is full of colors, it is graphically animated. In short, it is an agenda to book! Reservations from the school institutions have already started. For info and contacts: sandinipaolo@gmail.com .

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Ecco il video trailer della edizione 2018/2019 de LAMIAGENDA, disponibile a partire dalla Primavera 2018, edita da I Quindici. La copertina presenta un nuovissimo artwork – un collage di carta straccia recuperata dai manifesti pubblicitari deturpati – di Roberto Alborghetti. Vuole esprimere il tema della nuova edizione del diario scolastico + innovativo che ci sia: “Tutti su per Terra!”. Il video esprime anche i concetti base del nuovo diario-agenda: è quadrato, è colorato, è animato. Insomma, da prenotare. Infatti, sono già partite a pieno ritmo le prenotazioni da parte degli Istituti scolastici. Per info,  contatti e incontri : sandinipaolo@gmail.com;

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