MACRO PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE FLOWERS: FOUR SHADES OF AN ORANGE ROSE

© Roberto Alborghetti

There is not a flower that, like the rose, can offer the possibility of having fun in the photo shoot. The color and shades of this orange rose are extraordinary. This type of rose seems to belong to the type called Monica, a variety characterized by particular orange flowers that have a long, straight stem, also perfect for use as a cut flower.

The single macro images I took are graphically presented in vertical strips, obtaining a chromatic effect that enhances even more the beauty of a flower that has always enchanted poets, writers and … photographers. A tip: take a look at Marysia Zipser’s Blog, where she posted interesting stories on the subject of the rose: https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/our-roses-and-what-they-mean-to-us

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Non c’è un fiore che, al pari della rosa, puo’ offrire la possibilità di divertirsi nelle riprese fotografiche.Straordinari il colore e le sfumature di questa rosa di colore arancione. Questo tipo di rosa sembra appartenere alla tipologia detta Monica, una varietà caratterizzata da particolari fiori di colore arancio che hanno un gambo lungo e dritto, perfetto anche per l’utilizzo come fiore recisi.
Le immagini macro sono state poi graficamente presentate in strisce verticali, ottenendo un effetto cromatico che esalta ancor più la bellezza di un fiore che da sempre incanta poeti, scrittori e…fotografi. Un suggerimento: date un’occhiata al Blog di Marysia Zipser, dove ha postato interessanti storie sul tema della rosa : https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/our-roses-and-what-they-mean-to-us

 

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE FLOWERS: ROSES, 3 VARIATIONS ON THE THEME

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© Roberto Alborghetti

There is not a flower that, like the rose, can offer the possibility of having fun in the photo shoot. The macro images were then graphically presented in vertical strips, obtaining a chromatic effect that enhances even more the beauty of a flower that has always enchanted poets, writers and … photographers. A tip: take a look at Marysia Zipser’s Blog, where she posted interesting stories on the subject of the rose: https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/our-roses-and-what-they-mean-to-us

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Non c’è un fiore che, al pari della rosa, puo’ offrire la possibilità di divertirsi nelle riprese fotografiche. Le immagini macro sono state poi graficamente presentate in strisce vertificali, ottenendo un effetto cromatico che esalta ancor più la bellezza di un fiore che da sempre incanta poeti, scrittori e…fotografi. Un suggerimento: date un’occhiata al Blog di Marysia Zipser, dove ha postato interessanti storie sul tema della rosa.

 

VORTICISM:LOCKDOWN – THE TRAILER

VORTICISM*:LOCKDOWN – ONLINE SHOW FROM MAY 13, 2020 – COLORS FOR DAYS WE WILL NOT FORGET  

(*) “Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art.

A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched with the issue (of two) of the magazine Blast which contained among other material two aggressive manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present – we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

Vorticist painting combined cubist fragmentation of reality with hard-edged imagery derived from the machine and the urban environment. It was, in effect, a British equivalent to futurism, although with doctrinal differences, and Lewis was deeply hostile to the futurists. Other artists involved with the group were Lawrence AtkinsonJessica DismorrCuthbert HamiltonWilliam RobertsHelen SaundersEdward Wadsworth, and the sculptors Sir Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-BrzeskaDavid Bomberg was not formally a member of the group but produced major work in a similar style.

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(*) “Vorticismo” è un movimento d’avanguardia che è stato influenzato dalle tensioni dei primi del Novecento, con desideri e aspettative di rinnovamento. Il vorticismo, nel rappresentare forme di vortice, vuole esprimere il concetto di energia e forza inserendo movimento e dinamismo nell’arte.

Un gruppo di “vorticisti” fu fondato dall’artista, scrittore e polemista, Wyndham Lewis nel 1914. La loro unica mostra collettiva si tenne a Londra l’anno successivo. Il vorticismo è stato lanciato con la rivista Blast che conteneva tra l’altro due manifesti aggressivi di Lewis che “faceva saltare” quella che considerava la validità dell’arte e della cultura britanniche e proclamando l’estetica vorticista: “Il nuovo vortice si tuffa al cuore del presente: produciamo una nuova astrazione vivente ‘.

La pittura dei vorticisti combinava la frammentazione cubista della realtà con immagini dai bordi netti derivati ​​dalla macchina e dall’ambiente urbano. Era, in effetti, un equivalente britannico al futurismo, sebbene con differenze dottrinali, e Lewis era profondamente ostile ai futuristi. Altri artisti coinvolti nel gruppo furono Lawrence Atkinson, Jessica Dismorr, Cuthbert Hamilton, William Roberts, Helen Saunders, Edward Wadsworth e gli scultori Sir Jacob Epstein e Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. David Bomberg non era formalmente un membro del gruppo, ma ha prodotto importanti lavori in uno stile simile.

 

A MASK DOES NOT PREVENT US FROM DREAMING OF A COLORFUL WORLD

Roberto Alborghetti with mask

A mask and a pair of gloves do not take away the freedom to dream, see and imagine a world of colors and art. Perhaps these days of total lockdown are an invitation to rethink our lifestyles and also to better observe the world around us. In the photo: my showroom with pictures for my Lacer/actions project. They are not paintings, but macro photos of the reality that is around us, in the streets, in the squares, in the places where there is always something to see from a different point of view.

Visit the virtual gallery with macro photos transferred to large canvases:

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

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Una mascherina e un paio di guanti non ci tolgono la libertà di sognare, vedere e immaginare un mondo di colori e di arte. Forse, queste giornate di lockdown totale, sono un invito a ripensare i nostri stili di vita e, pure, ad osservare meglio il mondo che circonda. Nella foto: my showroom with pictures for my Lacer/action project. Non sono dipinti, ma macro photos della realtà che è attorno a noi, nelle strade, nelle piazze, nei luoghi dove c’è sempre qualcosa da vedere da un differente punto di vista.

Visita la galleria virtuale con le macro foto trasferite su grandi tele:

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

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2020: AN EXPERIENCE OF COLORS AND EMOTIONS

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This videoclip presents a series of pictures about “a journey through special painterly colors and materials” and the wonderful experience involving children with disabilities and carriers of the Syndrome of Autism Spectrum. It’s nice to remember it, when we celebrate the World Autism Awereness Day 2020 (April 2). 

Patrizia Sapri led with passion and enthusiasm the group of the magnificent seven little artists  who have re-composed and re-built artworks from “Lacer / actions” Project by Roberto Alborghetti. Kids re-viewed with their creativity images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches, urban and industrial matters, as presented in the videoclip.  

Patrizia Sapri, teacher and curator, says about the workshop: “ My job has the aim to start from the healthy part of the person and developing residual capacity. We search for a meaningful relationship between color and emotions. Limits are transformed into expressive skills, communication, art… Roberto Alborghetti artworks have the emotional power to establish a right condition to create and to act. Yes, my special pupils  like so much Roberto’s colors, scratches and cracks. But don’t ask me why…”.

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World Autism Awareness Day 2020

World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase people’s awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers, and parents, as well as exhibitions showcasing work created by children with autism.

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions - Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions – Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri.

 

 

 

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

A video to celebrate the World Water Day 2020, on 22 March.  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 – and its hull – in Torre a  Mare, beautiful seaside place in Apulia, Italy.

World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives. Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases. We cannot afford to wait.Everyone has a role to play. 

2020 Home

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti – For Informations and Exclusive Acquisitions:
funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

GAMES IN THE SKY (GIOCHI NEL CIELO): COLLAGE FOR THE COVER OF LAMIAGENDA 2020/2021

“Games in the Sky”, Collage (48 x 43,5 cms) made with waste paper of advertising posters. Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” project and research. The collage will be the cover of the best selling school diary “LamiAgenda 2020/2021”.

LAMIAGENDA 2020 2021 COVER BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

 

THE AMAZING IMPERFECTION OF THE WORLD AROUND US: 12 ABSTRACT PHOTOS FROM ROME

  © Roberto Alborghetti 

 

These pictures 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. They are photos: I took them in Rome on walls, advertising billboards, gates, wastebins… Free abstract and informal art along the streets.  

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. 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 gallery showing some works from the collection of about 120.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world. For infos and acquisitions of unique of original copies: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com 

 

LIKE A GARDEN IN WINTER…: FLUTE NINJA (笛忍者) + 21 MACRO PHOTOS

The relaxing and mysterious music created by Flute Ninja (笛忍者) – composer, artist and musician – meets my “Lacer/Actions” works in a videoclip titled “Falling Snow”. The clip presents an original Flute Ninja (笛忍者) composition accompanied by an image series from my photo collection of torn and decomposed publicity posters. The 21 works have white and green as prevailing colors, suggesting a sort of snow scenes from a winter garden… All the images come from a unique ripped poster that I saw some months ago along a street in Milan (Italy).  

I’m very glad about this collaboration created in distance thanks to the web: Flute Ninja (笛忍者) lives in Alabama (USA), he is composer, poet, shakuahachi player, martial artist (he enjoys drawing and painting nature and landscapes; his inspiration came from Bob Ross). Through  his YouTube channel NinjutsuLives, he spreads his passion for Japanese music and instruments as shakuahachi.

In “Falling Snow” composition (lenght: 3 minutes and 59 seconds). Flute Ninja (笛忍者) plays shinobue, a transverse Japanese bamboo flute which creates ethereal soundscapes. So welcome to this sensorial experience for ears, eyes, heart and mind… An invitation to stop for 4 minutes and go slowly… 

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THE FOUR SEASONS IN LACER/ACTIONS: WINTER #1

© Roberto Alborghetti

Each season has its colors. But what colors does winter have? Easy to answer, just look around … The torn advertising posters also have winter colors. So, through my macro photos  I tried to imagine a color palette … Yes, trails of snow and ice, in exclusive for my LaceR/Actions research, which is a multidisciplinary project about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and decomposed posters give new life to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some of the 120.000 pics captured around the world. Remember, these are not paintings… They are macro photos of the real word around us. 

For information and acquisition of unique and original copies of the artworks: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

Ogni stagione ha i suoi colori. Ma che colori ha l’inverno? Facile rispondere, basta del resto guardarsi attorno… Anche i manifesti strappati della pubblicità hanno colori invernali. Ho quindi provato ad immaginare una tavolozza di colori… Sì, scie di neve e di ghiaccio…