A primary source of inspiration is the art of the ‘Rinascimento’, particularly the representation of the nature and of the female that shows a capacity for observation, contemplation of the external reality extremely high, similar to the process of observation and acceptance of inner reality in meditation
"If you deeply admire the nature, to paint what you have in front of your eyes is a way of approaching the divine."(¹)
From this ability to observe, comes the apparent simplicity of representation, one of the key points of the aesthetics of the ‘Rinascimento’. Such simplicity could also be defined a style absence.
The research of a style, characteristic of the contemporary art, as a starting point of a creative act, reveals the attitude of self-affirmation of the artist, and it is an obstacle to the flow of the energy in the work.
It may be interesting to forget the style in the creative phase, eventually amazed by it in the end.
The 'Rinascimento' was a very special moment that merged in time and space some of the greatest artists of all time.
This has resulted in mutual influence and an unprecedented development of artistic expression, which perhaps has yet to be fully understood not only collectively, but also by artists themselves.
“Raffaello is one of those figures of human spiritual history that appears as a star and they are simply present, arousing the feeling that they emerge from indeterminate depths of the spiritual evolution of the humanity and then disappear, after having inscribed with powerful creations their being in the spiritual history of humanity.”(²)
A neurotic desire of determining an evolution, the wish to create something new all the time, can lead to deny the inheritance of the artistic school that have gone before us, somehow loosing the roots.
by Balthus – Reflections
of a solitary one of the painting – interview
with Francoise Saunin – Archinto publisher
by R. Steiner – The great three of the ‘Rinascimento’-