Del vuoto e del nulla: le dimensioni dell'immateriale come soglie del mistero. Meditazione su alcune opere d'arte del '900

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

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Abstract

[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
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationArte Cristiana
EditorsUmberto Bordoni, Francesco Tedeschi
Pages164-175
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • arte
  • immateriale
  • mistero
  • novecento
  • nulla
  • vuoto

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