-> Photodocumentation of the XII Biennale Florence: https://www.teresidi.at/biennale_documentation/
2019, thanks to two sponsors, I’m participating in the XII Biennale Florence with the newest works from my current painting series “Natural Technology”
XII Biennale Florence, Italy – Fortezza da Basso
18-27 October 2019
Inauguration: 18.October, 5 pm
In particular, the theme of the XIIth Florence Biennale will focus on Leonardo Da Vinci’s multifaceted being: an outstanding artist, ‘scientist’ committed to exploring nature in order to grasp the knowledge spanning different disciplines of comparative anatomy, botany, geology, physics, and intertwining cosmology with his studies on light, and more besides.
Artists from around the world participating in the XIIth Florence Biennale, will exhibit their works inspired by Leonardo’s inventions and studies at the Fortezza da Basso.
Meanwhile, thinking of Leonardo as an extraordinary exemplum for contemporary creativity, we wish to draw attention on the fact that, by joining art practice and ‘scientific’ research with experimentation , he challenged the long held distinction that had long been made between artes mechanicae and artes liberales. In this way he ennobled the visual arts, especially painting, which in his view was ‘science and legitimate daughter of nature’. Like music and geometry, according to Leonardo, painting was based on the laws of harmony since, according to Leonardo ‘it considers all continuous quantities, the qualities of the proportions of shadow and lights, and distances through its [science of ] perspective’.
In his Treatise on Painting, he also claimed that ‘the mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it. Therefore you must know, Oh Painter! that you cannot be a good one if you are not the universal master of representing by your art every kind of form produced by nature. And this you will not know how to do if you do not see them, and retain them in your mind’.
Biennale Florence: https://www.florencebiennale.org/