Volanti - Fabrizio Corneli (Contemporary artwork)
The artist was born in Florence in 1958. Lives and works in Florence. Fabrizio Corneli is the heir to a Tuscan scientific-artistic tradition (from Filippo Brunelleschi to Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo). Corneli combines art and science, technology and beauty, abstract reasoning and image. Internationally renowned artist, he created the great luminous work for the Italian pavilion at the Aichi Universal Exhibition in Japan in 2005. His works can be found in many public and private collections around the world. Fabrizio Corneli has always been fascinated by the themes of light and shadow, the two elements that he has made the favourite media for his research. The artist cuts sheets of paper on which he then directs beams of light. A world of surprising images is gradually awakening on the wall, letting the masterpieces of Greek sculpture or the Italian Renaissance pass before our eyes, sometimes a fantastic universe of elves and centaurs, dragons and owls, or silhouettes of flying men as is the case of this work presented in the choir of the church of Saint Foy in Sélestat.