MY PAINTED MOSAIC
Mine has not been a new style. Quite to the contrary, I have always criticized those painters who constantly search for new forms and technique. Painting for me (as I have tried to explain above) is only a means, a language. Naturally someone who has the capacity to express himself in English has greater chances of being understood than one who expresses himself in Chinese (just an example). I think none the less it is best to express oneself in one’s own language in that one is more comfortable and capable of richer expression. Thus, I believe that the artist must liberate his own artistic instinct. Continuing the discussion of painted art versus literary art one can always write interesting sentences in poor handwriting as vice versa one can write stupidities in elegant form. Certainly it is true that the best would be to marry poetic content to elegant form!
A Tribute to F. Leger was my first attempt on canvas (I had previously painted on cement the “Fontana con Colombe” (Fountain with Doves) with the dimensions of 6×6 feet. Since the very first exhibits, this new technique found to my delighted surprise, the praise of the public and above all, that of critics and artists. This new form of expression in any case, allows me to make the observer more aware; the observer who nonetheless approaches my work once again attracted more by the spectacular nature of the work rather than by the actual reading (analysis/interpretation) of the work. The most delightful discovery for me has been the fact of having found a style that allows me to express myself more accurately such as the Bass -Relief for the sculptor which allows him greater freedom to create.
The technique of mosaic unlike that painting where shapes and shadows are important, is based on the line of the design.
The mosaic of the Byzantine Era was the cradle of the New Renaissance after centuries of decadence