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Aim of Introspective Art (by Aurora Mazzoldi)
Aurora Mazzoldi’s paintings put on canvas what happens inside ourselves. They describe interactions (power games) between forces (loops between thoughts, emotions, and body tension). To achieve this, Mazzoldi uses acrylic paints. She paints, in a romantic mood, what happens under the surface of ourselves.
Why acrylic paint? Acrylic is a modern, practical and flexible medium. It allows imitating both the nuances of the watercolor and the impact of the paint with the spatula of the oil colors.
Why romantic art? Romance belongs to this painter, is her way of interpreting life. Do you remember how Baudelaire defined romance as a ‘way of feeling?’
Aurora Mazzoldi’s paintings express just that, a way of feeling. For this reason, in New York, the art critic Maurice Taplinger defined her ‘a contemporary romantic’.
A press release of the Agora Gallery (New York) of 2009 clarifies:
“Although her use of dramatic mood is drawn directly from the Romantic tradition, Mazzoldi’s color pallet and soft modeling of form are reminiscent of the Old Masters of the Renaissance. A spiritual thinker who buries herself in each work of art, Mazzoldi…”.
Although a romantic, she also takes inspiration from expressionist paintings. Do you know Edvard Munch? What a wonderful expression of emotion! His painting “The Scream” vibrates. You can perceive despair, terror!
It expresses more than a simple emotion. Try to master such an “emotion”. You don’t get it. It expresses what I call “a force”. Yet, she aims to paint these “forces” and the “games” (yes-just the ones of transactional analysis-) that happen between them.