the painter’s room #2
Ettore Frani. The splendor of black
Splendor in medieval metaphysics it indicates the shining of form: form is the principle of intelligibility, boundary and delimitation of the chaos of matter, which is for itself, note, report. On the contrary, black is indistinction, impossibility of shape recognition, abyss and charm of the night. The question that this painting poses is not whether there is a light that dispels the darkness, but a light of black, thanks to which black as such shines. So let's enter the black, in its splendid, generating material.
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