paolo monti
art + science

paolo monti
art + science

An introduction to MUSIS and the Art of Paolo Monti by Luigi Campanella

The correct relationship between Art and Science which MUSIS has upheld since its establishment is substantiated in a complete integration between the spheres of reason and instinct, emotion and elaboration, heart and brain with no artificial barrier.

In search of significant and incisive examples capable of transferring the sensibility for this type of approach to the ordinary citizen, we stumbled upon the art of Paolo Monti.   By means of sophisticated technical and scientific instruments he transforms the physical event into a visually tangible opus, iridescent with the colours of emotions.  Biology, Material Science, Physics, Chemistry thus become a scientific "Mixage" combined with the artistic experience.

If our research is akin to that of MUSIS -a human science- perhaps we should first try to find the answer to two questions poised by T.S. Eliot: "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
Paolo Monti represents an example in response to these questions -instinctive on the one hand, extremely scientific on the other- by way of "an-other culture", and this multiplies the value of his reply.

Prof. Luigi Campanella
President of MUSIS -
Multipole Science Museum for Scientific Information

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