Executive Poetics of the Painting
Artistic Calendar- January : “Venus January, seems to play with the snow that flows from her hand as if it were sand…”.
As far as I know there are not many precedents to this idea of Roberto Piaia’s. Who has dedicated his work to symbolize the passage of time with a series of original works.
By representing the same extremely beautiful model, depicted each time in a different way. According not only to the month, but also to the artist’s own poetic fancy.
In the Symposium, Pluto has one of the participants state that there are two sorts of Venus: Venus Caelestis and Venus Naturalis. To say it in the Latin translation.
Roberto Piaia’s Venus is as Naturalis as ever.
In fact, she is a plastic and active figure of a daughter of the Earth. A carnal symbol of Life, whose beauty the artist exalts in a plastic and dynamic way.
The myth of Venus is also tied to the cycle of the seasons; she is a symbol of spring, but also of eternal feminine changeability. So it’s not difficult to imagine her as the protagonist of a series of pictures tied to the months of the year, in a calendar.
Paolo Levi | Art Critic
General catalog of Roberto Piaia ‘s works | curated by Paolo Levi | Editor Giorgio Mondadori
The Feminine Essence (Essenza al Femminile) | curated by Carmen De Guarda and Angelo Mistrangelo | Editor Giorgio Mondadori.