How did the artistic currents that made art history come about? Some from the evolution of styles and concepts, others by chance, from the cue or a single work capable of creating a break. The very simplistic but real description one tries to give of artists is that of visionaries who were able to transform what to ordinary people passes before their eyes harmlessly into something with visual and narrative potential. If you sometimes think that you have too much imagination, that you see in the forms you find on the street always a creative possibility and that this should not be limited, then you must know that you could become the next New Macchiaioli.
The Instagram profile featured in this week’s All for the Gram is a collection of shapes or blobs on asphalt that with the addition of a small drawing turn into crocodiles, giraffes or profiles that look at you with puzzlement.
New Macchiaioli is a humorous profile, poking fun at that fixation on the irregular shapes around us-from clouds to plants-and always making us see them as something ready to come alive, something behind which something else is hidden.
Admins swear that the world is full of beautiful spots, and that’s why it’s worth trying to paint them. No longer listen to those who tell you to walk with your head held high, you may miss a lot of art around you.