The Famous Artist (not me)

I cannot say how happy I am to host this very special page on my site.

This is humble contribution of mine, an effort to gather all known and less known works, paintings, etc of the (unknown) Famous Artist (F.A.).

Little is known about him/her (from now on: it); we do not even know its name, its gender or the various events of its life. What we know for certain is that it was born sometime in the first half of the XXth century and that it outlived the passing of that old, outfashioned epoch.

It had much influence on the other artists of its time, mainly on those no one knows about. We tried to collect and date the works when possible and give as much as information when available.

We will surely be adding further works and information as soon as they are made available, published or made known to the public by the unstoppable and generous work and research of art scientists and enthusiasts. We hope to gather more information and works with time, as researchers and scholars’ findings from all the world will become readily available.

In the following, I present some of the works that I have been able to get hold of followed by all I know about them

This triptych belongs to the most controversial period of the F.A., the Colour Period

Belonging to the same Colour Period, this work is known as Modern Fireflies. Modern scholars believe that it is a conceptual but concrete attempt coming from the F.A.’s logic-pictorial syncretism

Conceptual artifact known with the nickname of Urban Husky. Notwithstanding all the research done by scholars, we can neither date it, nor the buyer, let alone the actual circumstances in which it was created

Arizona Dreamin’; the title is all we know about this work (date unknown). Maybe it stands as a nostalgic remembrance of past times

This is the left altarpiece of a diptych that originally included also a sibling nicknamed Bongo!!! The latter is believed to be lost or belonging to a private collection by now. The work was dismantled by unscrupolous art traffickers sometime in ’40s. Some scholars believe that it was smuggled out by nazis and later hidden together with what is known as Hitler’s Gold. This latter circumstance lacks evidence.

A very early work by the F.A., one of the few to have an official title: Christmas Stairs (with Stars). It is a tentative effort to express the unrelenting strain caused by Christmas holidays as felt in the second half of the last century. Recent studies show that these feelings have most likely flooded to modern times. The impact of this work is judged to be recognizably traceable and, as a matter of fact, surfaced in a number of works, paintings, private letters and messages of many persons up to modern times

The original artwork – a very early one – known as Pitchy-Patchy Prank is lost. All we know is that the diffuse knowledge of this piece of art shows its direct influence on architectural creations by artists from all over the world. A very early, almost contemporary, work showing this influence is this building in Rome, Italy, designed by a mid 30’s architect, gone mad soon after.

One of its most curios work of art is this example of ’emerging art’, the so-called Surface Pools, a very reckless idea following which a piece of art becomes almost indistinguishable from the urban environment. These works only emerge in particular conditions, in this case, as a matter of fact, when the city falls short to be submerged. Only then, these unrivaled masterpieces reveal themselves to the even most absent-minded passing by.

This appears to be a late imitation of a famous, original work of art by The F.A. (known as The Unfinished Man). During the famous Italian Period, full of original and imaginative artifacts, The F.A. produced also a still unrivaled amount of short literary pieces, aphorisms, etc. This is a typical example of imitation of a famous work of it, unfortunately lost.

Another example of imitation of a notable work of the Italian Period, whose title originally was “Alba sugli Innocenti”, an expression very difficult to translate due to its abstract and evocative intention.

Again, here is a very meaningful example of imitation of works dating back to the Italian Period. This is a fair effort to recall the F.A.’s attempt to combine rational and irrational, the perfect world of mathematics and the human feelings, the latter being a field in which The F.A. reached the most convincing peaks in its art.

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