Art is hidden in a point of view
In Birth we’ve looked at the beginning of life and objects from many points of view. We’ve seen the birth of a vineyard or of a vintage, we’ve discovered how a perfume is born and a planet too, we’ve written about the history of wine, through the adventures of Valentina, and of how the environment surrounding all living beings influences their destiny, regardless of their DNA.
After illustrating all these facets of birth, today we present the birth of an artwork, inspired by the works that Chinese artist Fay Yu (IG @floatfish), a freelance photographer and creative director, created for Tenuta Luce and for Birth in particular. You can find these in the piece dedicated to her works, following this link.
The texture of a city is not made just of architecture, but of all the living beings that make it alive. And even when speaking of architecture alone, cities are, in fact, built layer after layer, the present founded on the past. A constant birth and rebirth on the same grounds, but standing on a heritage made of history, culture, lives, and, ultimately, bricks. The inhabitants of cities like Rome know this well, where old Roman ruins were used to build new churches and palaces. The same, however, applies to the most unexpected cities too. Even under a skyline of skyscrapers there’s a past hidden underground, sometimes recent, sometimes ancient. And while architecture is born and reborn in every direction, enlarging cities through the urbanization process both in space, and in height, it is humans that make a city what it is. The ferment that springs from the meeting of people is what makes a city not just a space, but a place. And, indeed, it is for this reason that the most famous artistic movements, in all times, were born in cities. Art is born thanks to a meeting, sometimes a clashing, of ideas. It is born when looking at the most ordinary object, or view, or scene, and seeing what most others have not yet noticed. It’s not just a question of technique, but of different angle.