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TABLINUM CULTURAL MANAGEMENT

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MARIANGELA BOMBARDIERI ART CAPITAL 2018 PARIS - GRAND PALAIS RMN

Mariangela Bombardieri www.mythandtales.com


The origin of my artistic work is a deep love for freedom conjugated to a strong need to tell stories and to tell the public about myself. Is there anything more free and powerful than fantasy? As claimed by Leonar- do himself “the painter is lord of every kind of person and of all things”. This “power” of the painter has always fascinated me. Painting makes me feel like a modern Scheherazade, the heroine of the Arabian Nights, which saves her life thanks to her skills as a weaver of tales. The knowledge of suffering has freed my mind of constraints and in uences. To express my perceptions, which of course are re ected in my arti- stic activities, I like to quote a phrase by Pico della Mirandola: “You will be able to degenerate into the lower things, at the level of the brutes; You will be able, according to your will, regenerate yourself into the higher things that are divine. ” The thread running through my work is represented by a deliberate mix of genres and themes. In fact, I want to create a form of “cultural syncretism” in painting, where you have the perfect and harmonious fusion of different disciplines of human knowledge. Now I will tell you a story, the story of “the fox and the mask”, written by Phaedrus, a poet who lived in the Julio-Claudine age, and resumed later by Jean de La Fontaine (under a different title: “the fox and the bust “). The fox, one day, he saw – by accident – a tragic mask: “What a beautiful head!” He exclaimed. “Too bad it has no brain!” (Personam tragicam forte vulpes viderat: “o quanta species” inquit “cerebrum non habet!”). In a reality like the contemporary one, dominated by appearances, only a keen observer (played by the fox) manages to penetrate the substance of reality and see beyond exteriority, the emptiness that hides. Mariangela Bombardieri Mariangela Bombardieri www.mythandtales.com


Ulysses and the Legend of Saint Brendano oil, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 cm

Mariangela Bombardieri www.mythandtales.com


Decameron

oil, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 cm

Mariangela Bombardieri www.mythandtales.com


Ulysses and the Legend of Saint Brendano oil, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 cm Mariangela Bombardieri www.mythandtales.com


Mariangela Bombardieri, artist of extraordinary fantasy, enchant us under the domes of the Grand Palais. The colorism of her paintings, the bright colors and the skilful trait, the precision in the rendering of shapes and proportions with a perfect balance, introduce us to a world of "Myth & Tales", as her personal website also says, where you can admire the entire collection of works created by this wonderful "storyteller on canvas". The world of literature, myth and history forms a flourishing field of suggestions and references that the artist associates following the calls of her own sensibility to the point of giving it new life on canvas. They are rhapsodic and very personal combinations; the fruit of a fervent mind of creativity and eager for knowledge. If, as Picasso claimed, the artist to create must preserve in itself a spark of childhood, Mariangela Bombardieri unleashes it all in this amazing combination of fantasy and coloristic inspiration.

Decameron

oil, acrylic on canvas, 39.5 x 39.5 cm Mariangela Bombardieri www.mythandtales.com

MARIANGELA BOMBARDIERI at Art Capital 2018 Paris, Grand Palais RMN  
MARIANGELA BOMBARDIERI at Art Capital 2018 Paris, Grand Palais RMN  
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