An art book consisting of an original glossary of terms associated with artistic thought, with exceptionally good illustrations. Paolini has written a new art book in which he has included short reflections, small thoughts about philosophical and artistic concepts.
Back in 1996, four lines and 95 items were enough for Paolini to explain his vision of the world and art, in a book published by Einaudi, in a limited edition, which became a publishing success and an intimate and personal reflection. Based on that experience, today, Paolini has written a new art book in which he has included short reflections, small thoughts about philosophical and artistic concepts, devoting only a few significant lines to each subject (a minimum of two and a maximum of 15). The result is a sort of glossary, starting with ‘Atlante’ (Atlas) and ending with ‘Vuoto’ (Void), with a personal explanation for each of the terms examined (linked to the ‘role’ of the artist). In addition to the text, Paolini, the only artist of the Arte Povera movement who has rediscovered drawing (and brought it alive again), is responsible for the splendid illustrations, drawings which are both explanations and continuations of the words in the glossary. An interesting interpretation for the quality of the writing but also because it provides a deeper insight into the art of the author and, in general, into contemporary art.