Innovative methods of the representation: in painting, in sculpture and in cinematographic direction

Luca Izzo

The object of study is a search for the strategies of representation of the four dimensions, three spatial and one temporal, when these dimensions become particular “media-conceptual”, creating “space-time” experiments, sometimes sacred and sometimes profane. The research recognizes cases in which the four dimensions have been realized with innovative methodologies, different from the traditional geometric-perspective methodologies. The research analyzes the transformation of “sacred space” into “profane space” in Gustave Courbet's painting, then the “sacred space-time” dimension in Michelangelo Buonarroti's Vatican Pietà, while, in the second part of the research, the reflection on “places of images”, through the cinema of Charlie Chaplin, the film Memento by Christopher Nolan, the spiritual minimalism of Kasimir Malevic and the sculpture by Piero Manzoni.

The study focuses on the contemporary age, with only one opening on the fifteenth century, modern age, thanks to the exceptional “contemporaneity” of Michelangelo Buonarroti.


Communication; space; dimension; time.


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