Both Art and Science often happen to have the same motives.
The scientist studies the laws governing the universe, while the artist interprets them ensuring that when reason cannot achieve the result, intuition can.
This relationship was extremely strong during the Renaissance. Think about Leonardo da Vinci anatomic studies.
Nonetheless, it appeared everchanging along the centuries.
The contemporary times are characterised by unconditioned trust in technology and digital innovations. These have strongly affected artistic languages.
As it happened before with Italian Futurists, such a profound confidence in new technologies might have side effects too.
The workshops organized in cooperation with the research group of the anthropologic laboratory at the University of Bari, coordinated by Professor Sandro Sublimi, were intended as a possible balance between scientific research, technology and manual work, which is definitely endowed with added value as it brings artistic sensitivity too. These workshops were enriched by the cooperation of the sculptor Antonino Rizzo (who focused on the reconstruction of muscles) and the costume designer Luigi Spezzacatene.
The Knight from Castiglione
Facial reconstruction of the so called “knight from Castiglione” who lived in Conversano during the second half of the XV century.
Teresina The Musician
Bari – Old Town
Facial reconstruction of a girl in her twenties, who lived in Bari around the year 1100
Facial reconstruction of a man who lived in Canosa (Canusium for the Romans) more than two-thousand years ago