NEW VIDEO: “THE HIDDEN WORLD”. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS ART IS FROM A WASTE CONTAINER?

Abstract (and macro) images of a waste container in Bitonto (Apulia, Italy). Created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “LaceR/Actions” project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. In the video: quote from the beautiful article wrote by Fernirosso about Roberto Alborghetti and his “LaceR/Actions” project.

Janette Kelly , HR Consultant, from Canada, wrote this comment about the video: “This is truly astonishing and fascinating to me. Our world is a melting pot of cultures – both human and microbial – and every citizen has a personalized microbiome. ROBERTO you have captured this with artistic flair”. 

 

Read the article at “Cartesensibili” Blog:

https://cartesensibili.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/groundoverthirty-veevera-lacerazioni-lacerare-e-la-crerare-azioni-darte-di-roberto-alborghetti/comment-page-1/#comment-16045

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Immagini astratte (e macro) da un cassonetto dei rifiuti a Bitonto (Bari). Video creato da Roberto Alborghetti per il suo progetto-ricerca “LaceR/Azioni” sul “mondo nascosto” della decomposizione naturale attorno a noi. Citazione finale dall’articolo che Fernirossi ha dedicato al progetto di Roberto Alborghetti, “LaceR/Azioni” sul Blog “Cartesensibili”.

Link al Blog “Cartesensibili”:

https://cartesensibili.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/groundoverthirty-veevera-lacerazioni-lacerare-e-la-crerare-azioni-darte-di-roberto-alborghetti/comment-page-1/#comment-16045

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

 

CELEBRATING “THE GHOST BUS” IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD. MARCH 9-11, 2017 IN BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM

“The Ghost Bus” is back… The amazing visual story about the “old and rusty bus”owned by Barton family is on the road again… We will celebrate the “visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood” next March, from 9 to 11, in Beeston-Nottingham… Read the draft programme presented by Marysia Zipser founder of ACT – Art Culture Tourism:

The Ghost Bus is back. The draft programma by ACT Group. March 9-11, 2017

The Ghost Bus is back. The draft programme by ACT Group. March 9-11, 2017

 

A WINDOW ON THE WORLD: ARTICLE BY MARYSIA ZIPSER ABOUT MY ARTWORK DEDICATED TO THE VICTIMS OF KEFALONIA MASSACRE

 

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Blogger and Media Presenter Marysia Zipser (Founder of ACT Group in Beeston, Nottingham, UK) wrote an interesting article (“Art and cultural diversity”) about the artpiece I dedicated to the Victims and Martyrs of Kefalonia massacre (the canvas reproduces one of my abstract photos for “Lacer/actions” project and research). This is the link to her article posted at Linkedin Pulse Blog:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/art-cultural-diversity-marysia-zipser

 

MY TOP VIDEO OF 2016 AT YOUTUBE: “THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING…”

This is my Top Video of 2016: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”, inspired by the wonderful quote by artist Leonard Cohen, who passed away during 2016. Cracks is part of Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions project-research about decomposed publicity posters, natural crevices and scratches, urban and industrial matters… This clip is dedicated to the wonderful world of cracks magnifications. The images are not paintings or digitally made works, but simply abstract photos of the reality around us…

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© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

 

ROME: THREE MASTERPIECES BY CARAVAGGIO IN ONE SHOT (CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS OF THE FRENCH)

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© Roberto Alborghetti Photos

In Rome, not far from the famous Piazza Navona, we can admire the Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to St. Denis the Areopagite and St. Louis IX, king of France. The church was designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589, and completed through the personal intervention of Catherine de’ Medici. It is the national church in Rome of France (it was chosen as the burial place for a number of higher prelates and members of the French community of Rome).

Italian artist Domenichino painted here one of his masterworks, the frescoes portraying the Histories of Saint Cecilia. Other artists worked here (as Cavalier D’Arpino, Francesco Bassano il Giovane, Giovanni Baglione, Jacopino del Conte, Tibaldi and Antoine Derizet).

But the church’s most famous treasure is the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) in 1599–1600 about the life of St. Matthew. This includes the three world-renowned canvases of The Calling of St Matthew (on the left wall), The Inspiration of Saint Matthew (above the altar), and The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew (on the right wall). So, we have the extraordinary way to see great masterpieces by Caravaggio in one shot.

They are three of the greatest and most influential paintings ever produced in Italy, representing the ambivalence of Caravaggio paintings, which, though covering famous religious subjects, reveal a dramatic content (decapitations, crucifixions, depositions from the cross, etc) reflecting the situations of the real life. Caravaggio often used his friends as models, including prostitutes, card sharps, and other folks. One early travel guide to Rome says of him: “He painted chiefly plebian types”.

What is true is that Caravaggio’s three paintings in the Contarelli Chapel changed the way that people looked at painting and influenced countless artists who followed. The artist Cavalier D’Arpino received a commission to decorate the chapel for the French Cardinal Matteu Contreil (in Italian, Matteo Contarelli). Caravaggio was working as an apprentice for D’Arpino at the time, and when D’Arpino became too busy to complete the decoration, Caravaggio’s patron, Cardinal Francesco del Monte, helped attain the commission for the artist.

Contarelli’s will stated that the chapel contain works depicting the life of St. Matthew, Contarelli’s namesake (Matteo is the Italian form of Matthew). The will was quite specific as to what should be painted – Saint Mathew’s calling by Jesus; his divine inspiration to write his gospel; and his martyrdom. Caravaggio had never worked on such large canvasses before, and X-rays reveal he reworked the paintings a number of times.

These three paintings, Caravaggio’s first major church commission, cemented his reputation, and he continued to work constantly until his death in 1610 at the age of 38.

 

 

 

“FLYING” THROUGH WINTER WONDERLAND: MACRO PHOTOS OF CRACKS + MIKE STRICKLAND SOUNDTRACK

 

Random images of red cracks and scratches I took in London, along Victoria Embankment, for my  “Lacer/Actions” Project and Research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural crevices, industrial tokens and urban “signs”. So, experience the colors of holidays (red and white) through this videoclip … And welcome to Winter Wonderland!

The soundtrack is superb:“Flying” by Mike Strickland. His YouTube channel is: https://www.youtube.com/user/gretalegs

 © Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, 2014

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

THAT ABSTRACT WORLD UNDER OUR FEET #3: A DISFIGURED BLUE PAVEMENT IN NAPLES

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Yes, there is an abstract world under our feet … These are some of the images I recently took walking along the streets of Naples (Italy). They’re macro of a disfigured blue pavement. The pictures 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. 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!

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