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By Nicola Colecchia

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Many museums, artwork exhibitions and galleries are searhing for new languages to teach the viewers their masterpieces. This essay is a technical resolution to this need.
The language proposed this is the sub-symbolic language of the neural networks, that is in keeping with the bottom-up method.
The merits of such procedure are as follows:

a) The that means of a piece emerges steadily from its actual, perceptive and practical facets in response to the self-generating precept of the dynamic systems;
b) the distance language of the murals is remodeled right into a sequential tale. hence within the conventional visible arts the time dynamics breaks in;
c) The “conversion” of 1 language into the opposite occurs via designated neuroscientific standards, diversified from the loose interpretations of the creative;
d) the entire narration is configured in response to a cluster research, mentioned within the final pages of this essay.


Nicola Colecchia, previous researcher of normal Psychology at the college of Bologna, now directs Synapticart, Laboratory of paintings and technology (, the place particular study on artistic and comprehension techniques of paintings works (paintings, layout, installations, structure) is conducted.
Through an interdisciplinary technique in keeping with the self-generating precept of neural networks, he has elaborated works via nice artists of a long time and locations intentionally assorted from one another, with a view to spot very likely universal expressive mechanisms of their languages, regarded as a part of a sub-symbolic language, which function beneath the stylistic and historic-cultural configurations in their works.

Research has mentioned that the artists analyzed ( between whom Leonardo, Tiziano, Mirò, Magritte, Beuys, Weston, Pesce, Piano, Cattelan, Hirst and others) have intuitively created a few sub-symbolic mechanisms to augment the sexy energy in their masterpieces. actually the sub-symbolic language is “automatically” produced and understood either via the artist and by way of the observer’s of the paintings since it relies on an in-born code , which comprises everybody’s brain and physique, unbeknown to them.

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