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COSMOS

N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n


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COSMOS Nicoletta Salomon

To speculate, meaning to observe in depth in order to see (Lat. specio, specto), provides the original connection between the activities of scientists, philosophers, and artists engaged in observing the world that they inhabit. As a painter, the cosmos I speculate is the inner cosmos, which I find inhabited by different planets: the planet of emotions, the planet of feelings, and the planet of thoughts. The planets attract and repel each other in an infinite series of forces and movements, and they seek harmony: a kosmos, the Greek term for “order.” A cosmos, however, that does not endure in stability. I seek to speculate about these planets by tuning my painter’s eye to their mutual movements: I perceive their bodily shapes, breathe in their colors, measure their relationships, imitate their shifting journeys through my brushstrokes. My canvases change layer after layer, they follow the changes of the inner cosmos in a process that can go on for years, space and time are melded together on the same profound surface. At times I strike upon a certain chord and movement transforms into dance. My work captures the dance of the inner planets as they forge a cosmos, intended as an orderly aesthetic realm that seeks to be the mimesis of a lost heavenly order: an inner cosmos worth being inhabited.


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COSMOS Nicoletta Salomon


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 161,5x207,5


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 169,8x201


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 161x171


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 120x180


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 105x200,5


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 161,5x207,5


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 106x186,5


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 60x180


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Acrylic on canvas, cm 60x160


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


N i co l e t t a S a l o m o n

Untitled, 2013 / 2014 Mixed media on paper, cm 40x40


BIOGRAPHY Nicoletta Salomon has a complex profile of painter, writer, and scholar in

• “Rosso tra le pagine”, Cuculia, Florence, 2010

Aesthetics and Classics. She teaches courses in Art and Creative

• “Nel colore. Opere 2010-2011”, Palazzo Crepadona – Cubo di

writing at the Fua, Florence. She has written essays on the ancient

Botta, Belluno, 2011 (event organized by the City of Belluno

world and on aesthetic philosophy, among which: La zattera di

and the Soroptimist International, Club of Belluno-Feltre)

mimesis: i greci, la creazione, l’arte, Venice, Marsilio 2001, Premio

• “Respiro. Opere 2011”, Etoile Toy Visual Arts, Florence, 2012

Castiglioncello – Costa degli Etruschi 2002; Venezia inabissata: un

• “Trasformare”, Immaginaria arti visive Gallery, Florence, 2012

fantasaggio, Milan, Mimesis, 2007, French translation Paris, FayardMille et une nuits, 2008. She is a translator of Hermann Hesse, Paul Ricoeur, and Roger Fry. With her novel Questa non è una storia d’amore Nicoletta Salomon was a finalist in the 2005 Premio Calvino;

(curated by Sonia Zampini) • “Per la danza”, Teatro Verdi, with Hamlyn Ballet School, Florence, 2013 • “I colori di Pratolini”, Frediano 8, Florence, 2014

in 2007 she published Storie di latte, Florence, D&D; and in 2012 Non chiedermi niente, Cagliari, Aisara. She studied drawing and painting at the Zeicheninstitut of the University of Tübingen with Frido Hohberger. At present, she collaborates as an artist with the Immaginaria arti visive Gallery (Florence-Berlin). Her works are represented in numerous private collections. She lives and works in Florence.

GROUP EXHIBITS • “Voci da Marte”, Ex Cinema Tirreno, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina (Pisa), 2005 (curated by Sibilla Ferrara) • “Per Soccorso Clown”, Galleria La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence, 2005 • “Art over Art”, Galleria Artesì, Florence, 2006 • “La Marguttiana”, Pietrasanta, 2006 • “Progetto Polioplus”, Teatro Saschall, Florence, 2009

ONE-MAN EXHIBITS • “Amor sacro”, Galleria La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence, 2005 (curated by Nicola Nuti) • “Amor sacro”, Sala di Cultura de Luca, Belluno, 2006 (curated by Pierluigi Svaluto Moreolo. Catalogue text by Davide Gasparotto) • “Artour-o”, Grand Hotel Minerva Florence, 2006 (curated by the Galleria Artesì, Art over Art) • “Maternità clown” Pop Point of Presence, Florence, 2006 • “Hand Made”, Zen-zero, Florence, 2008

(event organized by the Rotary International District 2070) • “IoAbito”, Sam – Spazio Arte e Mestieri Vecchio Conventino, Florence, 2009 (curated by Cristina Degl’Innocenti) • “Spazi e linguaggi”, Immaginaria arti visive Gallery, Florence, 2009 • “Viaggio al termine della forma”, Immaginaria arti visive Gallery, Florence, 2011 • Florence Design Week, Florence, 2011 • “110 pittori per i 110 anni di Cesare Zavattini”, Studio Quadro 0.96, Fiesole, 2012 (curated by Paolo Bella and Aldo Frangioni)

• “Writing in Painting”, Florence University of the Arts, Florence, 2009 (curated by David Weiss. Catalogue text by Nicola Nuti) • “Il percorso della forma. Dipinti 2007-2009”, Lo Spirito della Rive Gauche, Florence, 2009 • “Scrittura, scritture”, dual one-man exhibit with F. Calcagno, Galleria Colophonarte, Belluno, 2010 (curated by Pierluigi Svaluto Moreolo)

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS • Scope Basel 2012 • Art Gent - Flander Expo 2012 • Art Karlsruhe 2013


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COSMOS Nicoletta Salomon 6-11-14 / 27-11-14

FUA Main Campus

Lillie Strudthoff

Corso Tintori 21, Firenze

Exhibition Assistant

Gabriella Ganugi

Susanna Bausi

Mary Clyne

FUA President

FUA Press OfďŹ ce

Jennifer Kelly Hoskins

Thomas Brownlees, Giulio Vinci

Alberto Simoncioni

Academic Curators

Graphic Design

Special thanks to: Federico Cagnucci

Grace Joh Luigi Munaro


PALAZZO BOMBICCI GUICCIARDINI STROZZI Corso Tintori 21, Firenze

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