Archetipo Mediterraneo by Massimo Caiazzo shown in the “Illusion exhibition” at AIC 2013 Congress in England.
The eight-pointed star, one of the eldest symbols of the Mediterranean civilization, tends to get out of the plan on which it lies releasing all the vital energy of the colorthrough chiaroscuro transitions and contrasts of surface and temperature. Through the modulation of the three attributes of color the perception of the third dimension takes place as an optical illusion. The three-dimensional aspect is accentuated by juxtaposition of the two different materials such as the cut splitted enamel, produced according to the most ancient tradition and the hand-cut glass made with the technique of the stained glass windows of the Gothic cathedrals in order to combine the fullness of color of the enamel with the brigthness transparency of the glass.
Massimo Caiazzo (Napoli 1966). Designer, Color Consultant. Living and working in Milan. Vice president of IACC International Association of Color Consultants. 1990/2006: teamed up with Atelier Mendini in Milan. 2003/today: teaches Chromatology at Accademia di Belle Arti – Verona; holds post-graduate courses at NABA, Domus Academy, SPD, and Accademia di Brera.
Congress AIC 2013: Bringing Colour to life
Sage Gateshead, 8th -12th July 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne, England