BEAUTIFUL OR IMPOSSIBLY BEAUTIFUL THINGS ARE EVERY DAY IN THE WORLD, and some of them can be looked at endlessly. Or at least a couple of minutes - to unload the brain, escape from the routine and give rest to the eyes.
The Sotheby's auction house in New York has opened an exhibition dedicated to the heritage of the della Robbia family - masters of the Renaissance who worked in the genre of glazed terracotta sculpture. The founder of the dynasty, Luca della Robbia, who lived in the 15th century, which in the history of Italian art is called Quattrocento, was the first to cover figural compositions fired with clay with colored glaze, transferring the traditional technology of making Myliki into works of non-decorative art.
The curators entrusted the creation of the video for the opening of the exhibition to James Franco, a director, artist and, in general, a man of many talents, who created his own interpretation of della Robbia's legacy. “I was fascinated by the brightness and brilliance of the glaze in della Robbia's sculptures, especially in the images of people who seemed to have frozen in eternity,” Franco said about his idea. - To show these sculptures in a modern way, I decided to make them alive and emphasize the glazing process. I chose slow motion so that the audience could enjoy this process in time and feel how the liquid slowly covers the living sculptures."
The exhibition will run until November 18. For those who will not be in New York before this time, Sotheby’s has released a beautiful catalog, which you can browse for free on the website of the auction house.