[Autom. eng. transl.] In some works of twentieth-century authors a tension can be recognized to represent a conception of the transcendent which goes beyond the direct iconography of the sacred, but which can be seen in harmony with the qualifications of a sense of emptiness, comparable to the condition of Christian churches on the day of Holy Saturday. The work of Matisse, Porta-finestra at Collioure, from 1914, is examined as an example of a work that represents in its own way a conception of emptiness as a threshold of mystery. In another way, works such as those by Lucio Fontana and Alberto Burri of the late Fifties, also investigating the sense of mystery, can be considered in a similar direction.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Of emptiness and nothingness: the dimensions of the immaterial as thresholds of mystery. Meditation on some 20th century works of art|
|Title of host publication||Arte Cristiana|
|Editors||Umberto Bordoni, Francesco Tedeschi|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|