Marco Mattiuzzi

A multifaceted artist, former teacher and communicator, he has dedicated years to art and communication. He taught classical guitar, exhibited photos and wrote in magazines. In the book sector, he promoted photography and art through HF Distribuzione, a company specialized in mail-order sales. He currently owns CYBERSPAZIO WEB & STREAMING HOSTING. In 2018, he created the Facebook group "Art Pills" with over 65,000 members and manages CYBERSPAZIO WEB RADIO dedicated to classical music. He collaborates with several cultural organizations in Vercelli, including Amici dei Musei and Artes Liberales.
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Unveiling Vincent van Gogh: A Journey into His Lesser-Known Love for Human Labor

Unveiling Vincent van Gogh: A Journey into His Lesser-Known Love for Human Labor

As our minds, akin to fluttering butterflies, alight upon the canvases of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), portals open into a world painted with vivid and vibrant colors. Images of golden fields under tumultuous skies, penetrating and tormented portraits, and the starry swirls of a night never so blue unfold before our eyes, all bearing witness to a life consumed between the flame of art and the darkness of suffering. Yet, in this journey into the recesses of van Gogh's soul, we often overlook the subtleties of a less celebrated, but no less significant, love: his passion for human labor, a…
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Navigating the Digital Dilemma: The Quest for Depth in a Superficial Era

Navigating the Digital Dilemma: The Quest for Depth in a Superficial Era

In our digital age, we witness a curious and unsettling phenomenon: the conscious choice to delve into the ephemeral, favoring the glittering surface of appearance over the profound abyss of thought. On the waves of Facebook, this mirror of our hidden truths, we grapple with the perpetual dilemma of the human intellect. Yet, beyond this digital sea, the dilemma extends to our culture itself.Take, for example, television shows like Big Brother. Their peculiar nature lies not so much in vulgarity or triviality, but in a certain communicative void. It’s as if we are witnessing a surrealistic painting of communication: words…
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Redefining The Last Supper: A Contemporary Artistic Debate

Redefining The Last Supper: A Contemporary Artistic Debate

During a recent trip to Piacenza, organized by the Friends of the Museums of Vercelli, I came across Ulisse Sartini's rendition of The Last Supper, set within the sacred context of the Cathedral. The painting commands attention with its hyperrealistic fidelity, seemingly capturing reality in an eternal pause, where every detail fights to assert its material existence. However, this visual encounter did not mirror in me the widespread admiration that often accompanies such virtuosic works. In my reflection, hyperrealism revealed itself as a demonstration of technical skill, a display of precision that detaches from the religious and conceptual depth of…
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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Science at Milan’s Leonardo da Vinci Museum

Exploring the Intersection of Art and Science at Milan’s Leonardo da Vinci Museum

During my recent visit to the 'Leonardo da Vinci' Museum of Science and Technology in Milan, I was struck by a profound truth: art and science, seemingly divergent, are actually intimately connected through human creativity.As I crossed the threshold of the ancient Monastery of San Vittore, a building rich with history and transformed into this magnificent museum after the ravages of World War II, I felt like I was entering a temple dedicated not just to science, but also to art. Each hall, every displayed object, seemed to tell a story of exploration, challenge, creativity, and above all, humanity.The most…
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Mary Magdalene in Art and Religion: An Enigmatic Inspiration

Mary Magdalene in Art and Religion: An Enigmatic Inspiration

The figure of Mary Magdalene, shrouded in mystery and allure, shines in the history of art and religion, a subject that has inspired generations of artists and theologians. Her image, eliciting diverse and sometimes controversial interpretations, remains an enigma that continues to captivate.The name "Mary Magdalene," a source of endless speculation, in itself reveals a labyrinth of meanings. Some sacred texts refer to her as "Mary called Magdalene" or "Mary known as Magdalene," suggesting a possible geographical origin from the village of Magdala. This enigmatic name has fueled debates among scholars, leading to conjectures about possible meanings beyond the geographical,…
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The Dual Nature of Art: Aestheticism and Activism

The Dual Nature of Art: Aestheticism and Activism

Throughout centuries, art has perpetually swung between two extremes: on one side, art for art's sake, an expression of pure beauty and aesthetics, and on the other, art as a tool for communication, protest, and social or political change. This dilemma is more than just a matter of artistic preferences; it reflects deep currents in human history and our understanding of art's role in society.Consider, for instance, the aestheticism of the 19th century, a period marked by a fervent pursuit of beauty for its own sake. Figures like Oscar Wilde became spokespeople for this movement, proclaiming art as a sublime…
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Beyond Symbolic Gestures: Rethinking Political Salary Cuts

Beyond Symbolic Gestures: Rethinking Political Salary Cuts

Recently, a phenomenon already observed during parliamentary elections is regaining popularity in the world of politics: the promise of cutting one's own salary. At first glance, this practice could be interpreted as a grand act of altruism, a kind of personal sacrifice for the common good. However, as is often the case, beneath the surface of these electoral promises lie more complex dynamics and nuances worthy of deeper analysis.Let's start with a question: is this really the solution to the problems of our cities and countries? Or are we witnessing a mere tactic to attract votes? Don't get me wrong,…
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Francesco Hayez’s ‘The Kiss’: An Icon of Romantic Art and Its Historical Significance

Francesco Hayez’s ‘The Kiss’: An Icon of Romantic Art and Its Historical Significance

February 14th, Valentine's Day, is universally celebrated as the day of lovers, yet few remember it's also dedicated to the patron saint of those with epilepsy. In the art world, this date conjures a specific image: “The Kiss” by Francesco Hayez (1791-1882). This piece, now an icon of romantic love, overshadows the saint himself in the collective imagination.Francesco Hayez’s self-portrait (1862), housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, offers an intimate glimpse into the artist at 71 years of age. “The Kiss,” originally titled “The Kiss. Episode of Youth. Costumes of the 14th Century” by the artist himself, was commissioned…
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Umberto Cavalli’s Legacy: Timeless Art Narratives at Vercelli’s Leone Museum

Umberto Cavalli’s Legacy: Timeless Art Narratives at Vercelli’s Leone Museum

The retrospective on Umberto Cavalli, masterfully set up in the evocative setting of the Leone Museum in Vercelli, offers us not just a window into the Vercelli of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but also a profound reflection on the ability of art to transcend temporal and spatial boundaries. Cavalli's lithographs, created by an exceptional local artist, reveal themselves as pieces of a social mosaic, surgically evoking the details of a rural life now distant.In Cavalli's mastery of pencil use, we find a rare ability to convey textures, sounds, and atmospheres through the silence of paper. Each of…
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Saint Agatha: A Journey through Art and Martyrdom

Saint Agatha: A Journey through Art and Martyrdom

On February 5th, in the liturgical calendar, we reverently and devotedly celebrate the figure of Saint Agatha, a martyr venerated through the centuries. This saint, an embodiment of faith and fortitude, appears in numerous works of art, where her image is often intertwined with memories of suffering and spiritual triumph.Saint Agatha is frequently depicted in poses reminiscent of Saint Lucy, silently expressing the deep connection between these martyrs of faith. Her iconographic attributes, rich in meaning, include the palm of martyrdom, a universal symbol of victory over death and pain. Often, in her other hand, she holds a plate or…
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