Nicola Colecchia's Anatomy of a Painting: Magritte’s Meditation PDF

By Nicola Colecchia

ISBN-10: 1521443254

ISBN-13: 9781521443255


Many museums, paintings exhibitions and galleries are searhing for new languages to teach the viewers their masterpieces. This essay is a technical solution to this need.
The language proposed this is the sub-symbolic language of the neural networks, that is according to the bottom-up method.
The merits of such process are as follows:

a) The that means of a piece emerges steadily from its actual, perceptive and practical points in keeping with the self-generating precept of the dynamic systems;
b) the gap language of the murals is remodeled right into a sequential tale. as a result within the conventional visible arts the time dynamics breaks in;
c) The “conversion” of 1 language into the opposite happens via precise neuroscientific standards, various from the loose interpretations of the creative;
d) the full narration is configured in accordance with a cluster research, suggested within the final pages of this essay.


Nicola Colecchia, prior researcher of normal Psychology at the collage of Bologna, now directs Synapticart, Laboratory of artwork and technology (, the place particular examine on artistic and comprehension approaches of artwork works (paintings, layout, installations, structure) is performed.
Through an interdisciplinary process according to the self-generating precept of neural networks, he has elaborated works by way of nice artists of a long time and locations intentionally diversified from one another, so as to spot potentially universal expressive mechanisms of their languages, regarded as a part of a sub-symbolic language, which function beneath the stylistic and historic-cultural configurations in their works.

Research has mentioned that the artists analyzed ( between whom Leonardo, Tiziano, Mirò, Magritte, Beuys, Weston, Pesce, Piano, Cattelan, Hirst and others) have intuitively created a few sub-symbolic mechanisms to augment the sexy strength in their masterpieces. in reality the sub-symbolic language is “automatically” produced and understood either by way of the artist and via the observer’s of the paintings since it is predicated on an in-born code , which comprises everybody’s brain and physique, unbeknown to them.

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