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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 …

Street photography May 14, 2020 Street photography during Covid-19

Hard times has come, no more words to say. I work as a doctor in Rome, in a Covid hospital, this is my only social life for the moment. After two weeks spent in Russia my street photography is dead. I can’t go out for a walk to take pictures for the lockdown due to …

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 …

Cinema May 5, 2020 Yellow in cinema

After talking about red and orange colors in cinema it’s time to give space to yellow, again a warm color. Starting as usual from the pointing of view written by Wassily Kandinsky in his The Spiritual in art I’ll analyze better the use of yellow in famous movie frames. Each color has a value both …

Cinema April 26, 2020 Wonderful photography in Federico Fellini’s movies

I love the great director Federico Fellini. He filmed many movies with stories set in Italy, usually about society. His characters are interesting, sometimes realistic sometimes caricature. I watched masterpiece as La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, I vitelloni, Amarcord and Roma. I love actors like Marcello Mastroianni and Alberto Sordi. His early films are more realist …

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 …

Book review Street photography April 16, 2020 Magnum Contact Sheets, book review

Today I want to talk about one of the best book of my personal collection. It’s different from any other photographic book I have. If you want improve your skills in street photography this book is perfect for you. This is my review about Magnum Contact Sheets. It’s a collection of famous and historical pictures …

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 …

Street photography April 6, 2020 The wonderful light in Robert Frank’s street photography

Robert Frank, died recently, was one of the greatest in street photography. His famous book The Americans was printed in 1958 and it has revolutionized the genre. Unlike other masters (Henry Cartier Bresson) Robert Frank was less focused on technique: cropped pictures, grain, tilted views, out of focus, burned lights, blurry scenes… He gave more importance to …

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 …