“It is not just an ideal of art, but also an ideal of life”
As expressed by the well-known philosopher and art critic Dino Formaggio discussing Baroque, he then added, “For this reason, the rediscovered functionality of art in it seems closely related to the irrational contradictory nature of life.”
This union, so characteristic of Baroque aesthetics, which intertwines the methods and shapes of artistic creation with the flow of life, inexorably linking Unica’s style to that of the movement which appeared in Italy between the end of the 16th century and beginning of the 17th.
Our works, even if always the result of a creativity unfettered by extemporaneous trends and influences, following a research pathway that is also original, are now encompassed, by the definition of Neo-Baroque, more than by any other.
The constant search for unprecedented style solutions, the departure from the rigid straight line pattern in favour of curves, the constant use of the elliptical figure juxtaposed with the more static circle, an eye to every detail, proliferation of new decorative techniques, play on perspectives, the harmonious shapes and the dynamic tension that drives the works to be conceived as actual settings able to add phatos to the shape and arouse amazement in its viewers, making the Baroque characterisation completely reflected in Unica’s aesthetics.
The fact that the movement originated in Italy partly in response to a period of plague which proliferated in the 30s of the 17th century, also calls our attention to the umpteenth analogy.
Baroque and, today Neo-Baroque, translate shape into a full-fledged anthem to life, with the desire to give you amazement, lightness and wonder in contrast with the harshness of pain that often characterises it.
Thus, after a period of forced isolation and after the tragedy of the pandemic, Unica will be present from 15 to 18 September 2022 in Ragusa Ibla to exhibit some of its best-known works in the design festival “Baroque and Neo-Baroque. The streets of food” in the lovely setting of the church of San Vincenzo Ferreri.
The work “IBLA” will also be presented for the first time during the exhibit, accompanied by the Bernini chairs, created for the occasion by our artists and designed by the famous designer Roberto Semprini.