Antonietta Di Nitto
Antonella Di Nitto is a professionally trained dance teacher and choreographer. She was awarded a degree in Modern Literature and Anthropology and a scholarship at the I.A.L.S. Institute in Rome. After delving in depth in to her passion for history, philosophy and the visual arts throughout her university and art studies, in 2016 she begins several creative partnerships in photography applying the experience gained in her work in the theatre, forwhich she created props and experimenting with materials of all kinds.After travelling extensively and delivering creative projects throughout Europe, USA and the Middle East, she feels the aesthetic and cultural need to encapsulate fragments of genuine beauty that can be found in the many-faceted aspects of traditional Italian culture.In January 2018 the project SENSUS Seta® is born.The main role in SENSUS seta is played by the purest silkas it is used in themost sumptuous décor and in Italian and international haute couture.Silk is here of fered in many forms and shapes and it is made through a widerange of manufacturing processes - damask, brocade, satin, shantung,jacquard, crepe de chine. All varieties are handpicked by the artist in the veryplaces where they have been made, specialised in creating these textiles thathave always been popular all over the world. Bearing witness to thisneverending fascination with silk are the flags waving in front of BuckinghamPalace or the White House, as well as in the halls of the Kremlin Palace, inVatican City and in the Italian royal Palaces.Inspiring the artist are countless museum artefacts and artistic itemsdepicting this precious fabric, most dating back to the Renaissance andBaroque eras, made in manufacturing sites not far from her home town, andher desire not to see this textile confined to its use in fashion or as a cover forfurniture.While SENSUS seta builds upon crucial pillars including the splendidmasterworks by Sandro Botticelli and Raphael with their lavish drapingfloating on the canvas, the lights and shadows depicted by ArtemisiaGentileschi, the powerful contrasts in colour realised by Caravaggio and thevisionary geometries conceived by Leonardo da Vinci, a strong foundation ofSENSUS seta can be found in the ideas on fractal patterns developed by Benoît Mandelbrot.This mesmerising concept of a chaotic/creative system originated by adynamic order that is intrinsic to the universe, to the human body, to natureand art itself, is developed into a philosophy that is key to the creation of all works in SENSUS Seta®.Each canvas is reminiscent of an abstract journey: a memory, a city, an ancient dwelling... an ensemble of imperfect symmetries.