Forty-Six – “SELFPORTRAIT”

Selfportrait – Cesare Catania (painter and sculptor) – Contemporary Art Painting

 

46 – Selfportrait – Cesare Catania (painter and sculptor) – Contemporary Art Painting

 

Title: Self-portrait Version B (dedicated to Michelangelo and Newton)
Year: 2016
Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm
Tecnique: Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

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Description of the Work

In this self-portrait the author is inspired by the sketches used by Michelangelo before realizing the Sistine Chapel.
Cesare Catania infact realizes this work completely in front of the mirror, studying his own anatomy in relation to what were the studies undergone by Michelangelo Buonarroti of a human figure placed in the same location 500 years ago.
The background of the painting instead focuses on the first two laws of Newton, scientist and mathematician, founder of classical mechanics. In his first two laws relating to the Axiomata sive Leges Motus Treaty, Isaac Newton states:
1 – In the absence of forces, a body at rest remains at rest, and a body which is moving in a rectilinear and uniform speed continues indefinitely.
2 – the acceleration of an object is proportional to the force (F) acting on it and inversely proportional to its mass (M).
In this work Cesare Catania illustrates the oxymorons present in his personality; on one hand the artistic sphere with references to classical art of Michelangelo, on the other the engineering sphere with references to the basics of physics and dynamics of Isaac Newton.

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