Autore: Nino Di Salvatore Anno: 1952 Misure: 86 x 116 cm Tipologia: dipinto Materiale: olio su tela Provenienza: Opera donata dall’artista nel 1981
Codice di inventario: 344
Struttura spaziale in tensione
Nino Di Salvatore
Spatial structure in tension is a significant work of art which allows us to understand the activity of the artist during the years of his membership to the MAC. The intense chromatic vitality, the musicality and the rhythm stressed in the composition show the importance ot this painter’s works during the abstract-concrete movement in Italy after the Second World War.
The work of this Piedmontese artist is directly linked to scientific research projects related to the psychology of perceptions expressed in the “Gestaltpsychologie” movement, which became known in 1950 due to the theories expressed by D.Katz, in his “Psychology of Shapes”. The artist, referring to these theories, begins to develop the idea of pictorial space as a dynamic space in which shapes are functional and adhere to the idea of balance among each single element. To this regard Luigi Lambertini wrote: “ In 1952, with his use of space-shape, Di Salvatore not only goes back to this theme, but analyzes it in depth. The artist, as always, proceeds by segments.
His work is carried out step by step, once the problem has been analyzed thoroughly.
In this painting we see the sum, or rather, the integration of different geometrical orientations and their structure. Space, due to these new contributions becomes more and more polyvalent, articulated by a multitude of different planes and depth. Is space once again identified with time? Of course it is”.
The artist’s activity in the following decades moves towards studies that are linked to concrete abstraction and to the different perspective relationships among the pictorial elements. It is also interesting to remember the importance of Di Salvatore in creating the first Italian School of Design in Novara in 1954 which was then moved to Milan in 1970 under the name of” Scuola Politecnica del Design”.
Testo tradotto da:
Alice Malerba, Giada Navarra, Giulia Salvetti, Valeria Valastro
Classe 3^ C Liceo Linguistico “Gadda- Rosselli”