Rubens by Piero Torriti
By Piero Torriti
Simone Martini (c. 1284 – 1344) was once an Italian painter born in Siena. He was once a tremendous determine within the improvement of early Italian portray and drastically prompted the improvement of the overseas Gothic kind. it's proposal that Martini was once a scholar of Duccio di Buoninsegna, the prime Sienese painter of his time. in accordance with overdue Renaissance artwork biographer Giorgio Vasari, Simone used to be in its place a scholar of Giotto di Bondone, with whom he went to Rome to color on the outdated St. Peters Basilica, Giotto additionally executing a mosaic there. Martinis brother-in-law used to be the artist Lippo Memmi. little or no documentation of Simones lifestyles survives, and lots of attributions are debated by way of artwork historians.
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I want to fight against hierarchy, demagogy, this source of power. Direct sculptures, in contrast to “altars,” “kiosks,” and “monuments,” are located in interiors, in exhibition spaces. Direct sculptures are in interiors because they are models. The direct sculpture is a physical result of a confrontation of two wills: the will that comes from below, the heart, and the will that comes from above, the power. One is the support, the other is the message. The two wills are condemned to exist together.
It had nothing to do with conviction. It was: me and the military. I recall my entire stint in the military as a very egoistic, egocentric, navel-gazing time. No questions or thoughts other than what concerned the tip of my own nose or the soles of my feet. It was a time of emptiness and isolation that was only intensified by external psychological and physical tests. With me these tests merely had the perverse consequence of further constricting the already constricted space in which I moved. All that mattered was to prove that one could do it!
23, October 2001, Paris, France. 44 Statements and Letters “Monuments” I try to make a new kind of monument. A precarious monument. A monument for a limited time. I make monuments for philosophers because they have something to say today. Philosophy can give us the courage to think, the pleasure of reflection. I like the strong meaning in philosophical writings and the questions about human existence. I like full-time thinking. I like philosophy, even when I don’t understand a third of its reflections.