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The Science of Art

Francesca Vannucci

PRECISION AND OPTICAL ILLUSION IN VICTOR VASARELY’S GRAPHIC OP ART. A FEELING OF MOVEMENT AND SHIFTING PERSPECTIVE IN ITS ABSTRACT GEOMETRY. VV 3_Fotor

VASARELY BELIEVED THAT SCIENCE REACHES THE LIMITS OF WHAT CAN BE EXPLAINED, AND THROUGH ART HE COULD MAKE IT VISUALLY COMPREHENSIBLE.

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A GAME OF SHADOW AND LIGHT IN SOME OF THE EARLY WORKS OF VICTOR VASARELY… HE EXPLORED THE POPULAR STYLES OF SURREALISM AND CUBISM BEFORE DECLARING THEM A ‘FALSE ROUTE’.

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MATHEMATICS, ARCHITECTURE AND ART COLLIDE IN THE WORK OF AMERICAN ARTIST SOL LEWITT AND HUNGARIAN VICTOR VASARELY. THE SIMILARITIES ARE UNDENIABLE - MODULAR FORM, THE SIMPLE OPEN CUBE, AN ESSENTIAL ‘BUILDING BLOCK’ FOR SOME OF THEIR MOST ICONIC CREATIONS. THE STRUCTURES VARY IN SIZE, SHAPE AND MATERIALS, BUT BOTH ARTISTS WERE DEVELOPING THEIR TECHNIQUES DURING THE SAME PERIOD, AND BECAME PIONEERS OF A MODERN, DIGITAL AESTHETIC.

SOL LEWITT AND VV_Fotor

“THE NARRATIVE OF SERIAL ART WORKS MORE LIKE MUSIC THAN LIKE LITERATURE.” ~ SOL LEWITT

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Aldo Tura

Francesca Vannucci

ALDO TURA TABLE ARCH DIGEST
ALDO TURA TABLE ARCH DIGEST

ITALIAN DESIGNER ALDO TURA WAS AT THE FOREFRONT OF ONE OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PERIODS OF DESIGN. ART, FUNCTION AND TECHNOLOGY CAME TOGETHER DURING THE MID-CENTURY AND THE RESULTS HAVE BECOME TIMELESS; ENDURINGLY MODERN, SLEEK AND FUNCTIONAL.

TURA'S WORK WAS EXPERIMENTAL IN NATURE. WITH A FREEDOM OF FORM, HIS DESIGNS WERE OFTEN WHIMSICAL AND IRONIC. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF HIS UNUSUAL EYE, THIS DECEIVING CONSOLE TABLE FROM DANIEL ROMUALDEZ'S CALIFORNIA HOME IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST.

GOATSKIN SCONCES
GOATSKIN SCONCES

A SIGNATURE OF ALDO'S WORK IS THE USAGE OF  MATERIALS THAT WERE EXTREMELY UNUSUAL FOR HIS TIME: LEATHERS, PARCHMENT, EGG SHELL AND WOOD VENEER. INSTRUMENTS OF TURA'S STYLE.

ABOVE ARE A PAIR OF STUNNINGLY SIMPLE, CHOCOLATE BROWN LACQUERED GOATSKIN WALL SCONCES BY ALDO TURA. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PRODUCT INFORMATION.

GOATSKIN ASHTRAY
GOATSKIN ASHTRAY

CREATED IN THE 1940’S… AN ELEGANT RECEPTICLE THAT RECALLS A TIME OF DAILY GLAMOUR.  ALDO TURA ASHTRAY IS NOW A COLLECTIBLE THAT SERVES AN ARTISTIC FUNCTION. IN LACQUERED GOATSKIN, IT HAS A RICH AND UNIQUE PATINA THAT ADDS TO THE VISUAL QUALITY OF THE PIECE. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT US AT 1ST DIBS.

LACQUERED GOATSKIN TABLE

Francesca Vannucci

THE PERFECT MARRIAGE OF MINIMALISM AND GLAMOUR… TEXTURED HIDE AND JEWEL TONED COLOR RECALL THE POLISHED DARING OF THE 1970’S. LACQUERED GOATSKIN TABLE 1TURQUOISE LACQUERED GOATSKIN AND MODERN MID-CENTURY LINES MAKE FOR A COVETABLE STATEMENT PIECE OF ITALIAN DESIGN. THIS UNUSUAL MATERIAL AND THE MODERNIST AESTHETIC RECALL THE WORK OF DESIGNER ALDO TURA. FROM THE MID-CENTURY TRADITION OF ARTIST CRAFTSMAN, KNOWN FOR HIS USAGE OF INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND BRIGHT HUES. FOR MORE PRODUCT INFORMATION VISIT US AT 1ST DIBS.