We are pleased to join the Giornata del Contemporaneo once again this year on Saturday 8 October 2022 promoted by AMACI thanks to the collaboration with MIBACT to put Italian contemporary art online, with the presentation of the new work by Tobia Ravà and the visit to the his atelier in Mirano at
PaRDeS - Contemporary Art Research Laboratory
via Miranese 42
Saturday 8 October 2022 at 6.30 pm
Also on this occasion there is total harmony with the theme of the Contemporary Day focused on environmental sustainability since the subject of the work is a large wood, like a breath of fresh air and a sort of great breath of nature, a vision of serenity and harmony much needed these days.
Tobia Ravà 1563 Full moon throbs, 2022. Acrylics and acrylic resins on canvas cm. 140 x 340
The painting aims to be a sum of the artist's knowledge related to the research carried out in recent years in that area between mathematics and ghematria, between science and Kabbalah that has distinguished both pictorial and three-dimensional sculptural and even digital work of the author.
Specifically, starting from a text constructed by equations between words of the same ghematric value or weight, a meadow and a perspective forest illuminated by the full moon develops pictorially, progressively from the bottom upwards, with the perspective horizon animated by a river and in the blue night sky some ivory clouds.
The path unfolds from the lowest chronological and biographical line then upwards starting from the words that have the same value as the three names in which the MOON is called in the biblical text. In fact, there is a poetic moon "Levanah" 87, an astronomical moon "Iareah" 218, and a geometric moon ... "Shar" 265, the tondo.
The following lines continue with a search among the most significant words from the spiritual mystical point of view and their connection with the most significant logical and mathematical paths: from divine names such as SHADDAY = 314 = omnipotent and PI GREEK, from EINSOPH = 207 = infinity, to the pantheistic correspondences between G-d and nature ELOIM = 86 = HATEVA = nature. To then move on to the five different values of the soul, to the ghematrization of the Fibonacci sequence, to the conjectures on the sequence itself and on the theosophical numbers of prime numbers; to arrive at the square root of some words or phrases.
From the twenty-four theosophical values (sum of the digits) of the numbers of the Fibonacci sequence reported in ascending or descending sequence, sometimes introducing a variant, the trunks of the trees are constructed. While everything that has to do with the meteorological world starts from the numerical paths derived from some basic spiritual elements of Kabbalistic mysticism or from prayers or phrases or more markedly from the numerical values of the letters or short words linked to the four elements and to the their alchemical derivation.