Country: PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO
Source: Monaco Wealth Management
Official article excerpt:
ART FOR EVERYONE: THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING COLOR BLIND
After more sometimes amazed by critics and the international press, after having received the nickname of “Modern Leonardo da Vinci” from the English magazine Luxury News, now the Italian artist Cesare Catania is preparing for his next exhibition in Montecarlo with a unique work of his kind.
“With this work I wanted to try to overcome the visual barriers that force people with Dalton’s syndrome to see a reality different from the common one, but no less attractive.”
Thus explains the Italian artist referring to what inspired him during the creation of his latest sculpture in silicone and steel. And this is how work number 57 entitled “La Bocca dell’Etna – E Version” was created and conceived by Cesare Catania, precisely to emphasize the visual characteristics of people with Dalton’s syndrome. For the first time in contemporary art (at least so we understand ….) an artist enhances his work by shaping it on the visual spectrum of color blind people.
«Vicent Van Gogh himself, master undisputed in the use of color, he was color blind. ” continues to explain Catania. «Honestly, I don’t see color blindness as a defect: I would define it more as a characteristic. There is nothing more fascinating than thinking about your own work of art that changes color depending on the point of view from which you observe it. Andy Warhol himself had experimented with his Marilyn Monroe how, despite changing the color palette, the icon of the American myth remained unchanged. ”
The work will be presented for the first time worldwide at the end of September 2017 during the Montecarlo Boat Show within the Top Marques Watches 2017 event, in the exhibition hall of the Hermitage Hotel .
Cesare Catania concludes: «The phrase” ART FOR EVERYONE “has a double meaning for me:” art aimed at the whole world “and” art considered as such by anyone who observes it “, regardless of their cultural, social or even physiological filters. If each of us saw the colors of the world in our own way we would live in a world without prejudice …. »