This short essay tries to treat the theme of art according to a personal vision of mine. My intention is not to elaborate a philosophy of it, let alone a history of it, but to articulate some reflections in the light of a life experience that aspires to awareness. These reflections have also been suggested by various readings that have helped me formulate an understanding of art, particularly painting, with which I attempt to define my personal relationship with the world. In art I see the tangible imagination of those who view life as a backward journey (accontonarréte) where the present is often displeasing and the future is supported only by a desired hope. I see it also as the seemingly futile gesture of a necessary illusion that seeks to impose unity and measure on the perception of a reality that, in its many aspects, appears fragmented and protean. Above all, I view art as man's confrontation with a deriding determinism.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Edition description:||Essay about Art ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
About the Author
Lorenzo Luciani was born In Castel di Lama, Italy. He taught foreign languages and literatures at the High School and, as an adjunct, at the university. In this essay, he writes about his own view of art and why he paints.
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Accantonarrète: Art Between the Unfathomable and the Elusive/ l'arte tra l'insondablile e l'elusivo based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The author , Luciani blends his own life experiences with those of the Masters of Literature , in order to demonstrate his thesis that life is best lived by understanding that the past is the only reality created , as all else does not exist . He describes existence as ones imprint left by the creativity or work as executed and accepted and embraced . The source and reading of such activity is unfathomabke and elusive . Luciani postulates that the imprint left upon creation is ones work and creativity and it is for this reason that he creates and shares himself in his art .