Reflecting on “Art”

“Il più solido piacere di questa vita è il piacer vano delle illusioni”

(the most solid pleasure in this life is the empty pleasure of illusions)

Giacomo Leopardi, Zibaldone di Pensieri, (1817-32: page157).

What is “Art” for me? It is terribly hard to give a precise definition of it. 

Art is beauty that can be found in every single thing. Impossible to live without it, even if sometimes we are not aware of it.

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Da Vinci, L. (1489-90) Lady with an ermine. [Oil on wood panel, electronic picture] (Wawel Castle Collection, Krakow) Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_with_an_Ermine [Accessed 9 October 2015].

This picture has always inspired me during my career as an artist (painter) and designer. I personally consider Leonardo Da Vinci as a role model. His works are very inspiring for me especially for their diversity. He was indeed an eclectic genius.                                          The clean line, perfection of drawing, attention to details and colors.
As this is my favorite painting of all time I thought that It could have been a good start for the blog.
Keeping me inspired and helping me throughout this journey.

References list:

Leopardi, G. (2011) Zibaldone: Pensieri di varia filosofia e di bella letteratura. [I-Pad version] L’Aquila: Rea Multimedia. Available from: https://itunes.apple.com/it/book/zibaldone/id497371413?mt=11&ls=1 [Accessed: 8 October 2015].

Da Vinci, L. (1489-90) Lady with an ermine. [Oil on wood panel, electronic picture] (Wawel Castle Collection, Krakow) Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_with_an_Ermine [Accessed 9 October 2015].

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