Introspective Art by Aurora Mazzoldi
Aurora Mazzoldi’s paintings put on canvas what happens inside ourselves. They describe interactions (transactional analysis defines them as “games”) between forces (something as the sub-personalities of Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis). To do this, the 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 to imitate 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 is 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 Munch? What a wonderful expression of emotion! His painting “The Scream“ vibrates. You can perceive the despair, the 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, her aim is to paint these “forces” and the “games” (yes! just the ones of transactional analysis) that happen between them.
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