Tag Archives: Salvatore Settis

giorgione: family feud

This is a letter from Michael White on Giorgione. Its a very impressive interpretation on an artist who has confounded the experts; the secrecy and enigma surrounding the works such as Tempesta which revolves around an eternal triangle of love, … Continue reading

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ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: PSYCHIC INTENSITY OF THE COSMIC OPERA

The earliest reference to Giorgione indicates that he was commissioned to paint frescoes in the Fondaco dei Tedeschi (“Guildhouse of the German Merchants”) in Venice in 1508 and that he was aided in this undertaking by the young Titian. Vasari, … Continue reading

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SELF EXAMINATION of a LANGUAGE of SIGNS: The Divine Wavelength

The Tempest has been called the first landscape in the history of Western painting. The subject of this painting is unclear, but its artistic mastery is apparent. The Tempest portrays a soldier and a breast-feeding woman on either side of … Continue reading

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PRIVATE LANGUAGE and SACRED CONVERSATIONS

Encounters with robbers in the desert…No need for the cross of salvation?…..An esoteric language, an Aristolean network, an ambiguity, or “pentimenti”–changes of mind— of ¬†additional, multiple and complex narratives under the surface….. The mystery intrigues and continues to prevail…. The … Continue reading

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RHETORIC OF ENIGMA:The Hidden Subject

Giorgione is counted among the world’s great painters, even though only a handful of paintings are certified as certain to be uniquely attributed to him. The “Tempesta” is his most famous work, but its meaning is still unclear. The enigmatic … Continue reading

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