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Art Cinema Street photography May 23, 2020 Complementary colors: cinema, painting and photography

Complementary colors is another great chapter of color theory in art. Two complementary colors put together create contrast and dynamism at the same time balancing the whole scene. It’s a lively and harmonious contrast which contributes to create that aesthetic beauty sought by Giorgio De Chirico in his paintings. Wikipedia definition: The traditional color wheel model …

Art Cinema Street photography May 9, 2020 Underground: street photography, street art and cinema

Underground, an hidden and dark world populated by trains and people, an expanding contemporary reality in big cities. I live in Rome where underground is still small and inefficient but writing this article I’m thinking to other metropolis like Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, New York… Subway is at the same time a sort of interesting and …

Art April 20, 2020 Giorgio De Chirico can influence your photography – 3

In the previous articles (part 1 and part 2) I’ve introduced De Chirico as painter and founder of the artistic movement of metaphysics. I’ve talked about composition and architectures in his paintings. I’d like to continue this analysis and parallelism between Giorgio De Chirico’s art and photography in this third part about lights/shadows, style, color palette …

Art April 11, 2020 Giorgio De Chirico can influence your photography – 2

In the previous article i’ve analyzed the strong visual impact and the complexity of De Chirico‘s metaphysical paintings. He was a founder of the methaphysical artistic movement influencing also surrealist as Renè Magritte and Salvador Dalì. I’ve made a parallelism between his paintings and photography. In this second part I’ll analyze Giorgio De Chirico’s paintings …

Art April 4, 2020 Giorgio De Chirico can influence your photography – 1

Giorgio De Chirico was an italian painter and writer. He was born in Greece on 10 July 1888, he died on 20 November 1978 in Italy. He founded the metaphysic artistic movement influencing also surrealism (but he wasn’t a surrealist!). He was interested in the real reality behind the material world, he thought that art was …

Art February 3, 2020 Vernissage Rome: art exposition

Last week I’ve exposed 9 photos at Vernissage Rome, an itinerant art gallery made by many and different artists as photographers, painters, street artists and so on… It took place in Rome at Palazzo Velli (Trastevere) on 31 January 2020. The experience was awesome, it was my first exhibition. I’ve been contacted through instagram by the …

Art December 18, 2019 Art as life expression

Art is a way to express personal feelings and view of life. In my opinion art must express the artist’s soul, his thoughts, his mood. In this article I’ve taken as example photography and painting. The same type of subject, as landscapes, may express different meanings and feelings; the artist has the power to tell …

Art Street photography October 13, 2019 Street photography: left brain and right brain

When you are in the street taking photographs don’t use your left brain (cerebral hemisphere) but the right one. Left brain is slow, rational, critic, analytical, problematic. Left brain thinks rationally and so could stop you from taking photos in the decisive moment. c. Right brain “doesn’t think“, it doesn’t criticize or judge you; it …

Art September 19, 2019 In memory of Carlos Casagemas: Picasso’s blue period

Carlos Casagemas was a catalán painter and poet. He is famous also for his friendship with Pablo Picasso, they met in Paris and became friends. Casagemas fell in love with Laure Gargallo, called Germaine, a Moulin Rouge dancer. They had a liaison together but while Germaine moved on with his life Carlos was still in …

Art August 17, 2019 Three Lessons Jan Vermeer has taught me

Jan Vermeer (1632-1675), holland artist famous for his canvas in which he painted domestic life scenes with an awesome light and wonderful colors. He made only 36 paintings in his artist career. In his works sometimes point of view is behind a curtain or door: we look like curious voyeur. In most of the scenes …

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