Mazzolin di fiori e Apparita
On the occasion of Salone del Mobile Milano, two works by Andrea Salvetti will be exhibited outdoors at the Triennale Design Museum garden, Apparita and Mazzolin di Fiori.
In these pieces, themes loved by Salvetti are present once again: curiosity, sentimental tension, the freedom to move even in far-away places, and above all the philosophy of
“what I can do with my own hands”, being perhaps his main cipher. Salvetti was defined as a creator of the imaginary, and indeed he is so, wholly.
The Apparita seat plays on the strings of time and a metaphysical atmosphere. Sheets are used to protect furniture from dust. Reproducing the draping with bronze means being able to fix a moment forever. This is indeed the metaphysic root in the art of the previous century: seclusion, dream/hallucination, a slight violation of the perspective rules and a way to stop time and create a sense of expectation lasting for ever. (Roberto Longhi had drawn together the Officina ferrarese and De Chirico with the Schifanoia Palace frescoes in 1470: an empty armour waiting to be filled by a body, a garment on a chair, waiting to be worn…).
In regards of this work Salvetti wrote: ”In the extraordinary posture of the Madonna holding the dead Christ in a famous sculpture of the past I was attracted by the dramatic abandon of the white and cold body together with the moving embrace, which after all holds the whole world under a soft drapery. For a long time I thought of that abandoning sensation, the importance of the gesture, of life in its relationship with space and time. I sought that sensation for a long time, I tried to feel it, to make it.”
Together with Apparita, the big dome Mazzolin di Fiori, exhibited in the past at Piazza Anfiteatro in Lucca, a large geodesic installation, an hymn to nature and to its mysterious shapes, both small and greater. The flower dome wants to represents, in terms of expression, an harmonic synergy among architecture, sculpture and design.
By A Web Design