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Evgeny Antufiev - Untitled
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Evgeny Antufiev - Untitled
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Jules de Balincourt - Psychedelic Soldier
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Jules de Balincourt - Waiting Tree
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Chantal Joffe - Bumptious Mansions
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Chantal Joffe - Moll with the Cat
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Alessandra Ariatti - Vilma e Gianfranca. “Gratuitamente avete ricevuto, gratuitamente date” (Vangelo di Matteo 10,8)
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Alessandra Ariatti - Rosanna e Vanna. Le risorse del tempo
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Jacob Kassay - Untitled
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Jacob Kassay - Untitled
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Krištof Kintera - Systemus Postnaturalis (detail)
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Krištof Kintera - Systemus Postnaturalis
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Alessandro Pessoli - Fiamma pilota
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Enoc Perez - Casa Malaparte (Day)
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Enoc Perez - Casa Malaparte (Night)
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Alessandro Pessoli - Testa farfalla su matrice locomotiva
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Gert Tobias; Uwe Tobias - Ohne Titel
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Thomas Scheibitz - ECLECTICA
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Thomas Scheibitz - VT Bühne
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Gert Tobias; Uwe Tobias - Ohne Titel
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Claudio Parmiggiani - Caspar David Friedrich
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Mimmo Paladino - Cimento
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Jannis Kounellis - Untitled
Evgeny Antufiev - Untitled
Evgeny Antufiev - Untitled
Jules de Balincourt - Psychedelic Soldier
Jules de Balincourt - Waiting Tree
Chantal Joffe - Bumptious Mansions
Chantal Joffe - Moll with the Cat
Alessandra Ariatti - Vilma e Gianfranca. “Gratuitamente avete ricevuto, gratuitamente date” (Vangelo di Matteo 10,8)
Alessandra Ariatti - Rosanna e Vanna. Le risorse del tempo
Jacob Kassay - Untitled
Jacob Kassay - Untitled
Krištof Kintera - Systemus Postnaturalis (detail)
Krištof Kintera - Systemus Postnaturalis
Alessandro Pessoli - Fiamma pilota
Enoc Perez - Casa Malaparte (Day)
Enoc Perez - Casa Malaparte (Night)
Alessandro Pessoli - Testa farfalla su matrice locomotiva
Gert Tobias; Uwe Tobias - Ohne Titel
Thomas Scheibitz - ECLECTICA
Thomas Scheibitz - VT Bühne
Gert Tobias; Uwe Tobias - Ohne Titel
Claudio Parmiggiani - Caspar David Friedrich
Mimmo Paladino - Cimento
Jannis Kounellis - Untitled

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Description

The work is part of a project inaugurated in 2014 at the Maramotti Collection entitled "Portrait of women" which brought together the artists Alessandra Ariatti and Chantal Joffe: both concentrated their artistic research in portraiture, a figural tradition that has followed continuously Western art (but not only) from the fifteenth century to today. The portrait, as an investigation of the interiority, as well as of the features, of a person or character, dates back, even before the modern era, to the Greek and Roman marble portraits; while adapting to the evolution of styles and forms, it has always maintained the historical need to witness instances of social cohesion or dissociation. The portraits of these artists are anchored on the one hand to aesthetics, or rather to culture, of contemporary art and on the other, perhaps even more intimately than for the artists of the past, to the 'milieu' in which they live and work. Their formal connection, however, ends here. Joffe in fact persistently, almost obsessively, represents a single figure and across the board - whole or almost, immersed in a defined environmental space - with extremely loose brush strokes, which blend the details of the face, clothes and environment in a single pictorial flow. In this core of works, in which the artist openly recalls Edvard Munch's paintings on puberty and which he titled "Moll" (hence also the title of his exhibition), the subject is the sixteen-year-old granddaughter - whom he portrays from birth - now reached an age in which the inner dimension is full of dreams and at the same time of inscrutable mystery. This existential condition can be extended to the way in which the artist generally presents the female identity in his other works, with an "ambiguity" that generates complexity. Moll's eyes, in these four portraits made in just five months, do not let themselves be captured, his gaze goes further: stylistically Joffe recalls the all-over, the soft contours, the decorative value of the Matisse fabrics in an emotionally painting thick.

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