Anatomy of a Painting: Magritte’s Meditation by Nicola Colecchia

By Nicola Colecchia


Many museums, artwork exhibitions and galleries are trying to find new languages to teach the viewers their masterpieces. This essay is a technical resolution to this need.
The language proposed here's the sub-symbolic language of the neural networks, that is in line with the bottom-up method.
The merits of such method are as follows:

a) The that means of a piece emerges steadily from its actual, perceptive and sensible facets in response to the self-generating precept of the dynamic systems;
b) the distance language of the murals is reworked right into a sequential tale. accordingly within the conventional visible arts the time dynamics breaks in;
c) The “conversion” of 1 language into the opposite happens via unique neuroscientific standards, various from the loose interpretations of the creative;
d) the total narration is configured in response to a cluster research, stated within the final pages of this essay.


Nicola Colecchia, previous researcher of normal Psychology at the college of Bologna, now directs Synapticart, Laboratory of paintings and technology (, the place particular examine on inventive and comprehension procedures of artwork works (paintings, layout, installations, structure) is performed.
Through an interdisciplinary strategy in accordance with the self-generating precept of neural networks, he has elaborated works by means of nice artists of a while and areas intentionally assorted from one another, so one can spot in all probability universal expressive mechanisms of their languages, regarded as a part of a sub-symbolic language, which function beneath the stylistic and historic-cultural configurations in their works.

Research has mentioned that the artists analyzed ( between whom Leonardo, Tiziano, Mirò, Magritte, Beuys, Weston, Pesce, Piano, Cattelan, Hirst and others) have intuitively created a few sub-symbolic mechanisms to reinforce the horny strength in their masterpieces. in reality the sub-symbolic language is “automatically” produced and understood either by means of the artist and by means of the observer’s of the paintings since it relies on an in-born code , which includes everybody’s brain and physique, unbeknown to them.

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