Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio The Calling of St Matthew, 1599-1600
San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
THE LIGHT HARMONY MASTERS
Light born of darkness. The moon shines brightest in a dark sky, as dawn does rise out of the deep night. Sometimes we need to fall through the abyss, reach the deepest darkest corner of our souls to find the strength to push back up, and soar through the shadows, towards the light.
We all need something to help us bring light into our lives, and often times that something can be art. In each painting, in every piece of music there resides a fragment of the author's eternal soul. Sagarti's lighting elements, being at once artwork and exquisite craftsmanship, shine both a real and a metaphorical light.
The paradox is that the beauty of Sagarti’s creations glow the brightest when the chandelier is plunged in darkness, which has devoured all but this glowing beacon.
It is impossible to successfully make art without acknowledging the value of all we can learn from the great masters. Caravaggio taught us the fundamental juxtaposition between darkness and light, which he so expertly conveyed in his paintings From the artist Kazimir Malevich we understand the fundamental role of form.
A form that in its organized chaos is utterly inseparable from the content. As in the works of Russian classics, there is a bit of irony in everything that we do. Irony must always be a companion in profound experiences, lest we risk not finding our way back to the surface. And there truly is something to be said about one’s ability to be charmed by the simple and the familiar.