artwork number 40
“The Dynamics of a Movement (A Version)” –
Cesare Catania – Contemporary Painting
Dimensions: 35 cm x 50 cm
Technique: Charcoal and acrylic on paper
Cesare Catania observes, studies and designs the movement of a rose petal falling from its bud.
The scene is set by the artist imagining the rose placed in a small, heavy sphere that guarantees stability and maintains the vertical position of the flower.
As opposed to the dynamics of this movement is the presence on the left side of the picture of a still head, statuary and covered by a colored drape.
In this work the contemporary artist breaks the method of time, contrasting on one hand the slow movement with which a petal falls from a flower, the other the absolute stillness of a sheer fabric that covers a motionless head on a table .