Gallery life

“A questo serve il corpo”


“This is what the body is for” by Roberta Scorranese
in dialogue with the poet Mario De Santis

The average time spent in front of a work of art does not exceed 8 seconds. Drawing from this research by the Tate Gallery in London, Roberta Scorranese shared her particular way of looking at paintings, especially those depicting women’s bodies. Not updating the works, putting away cell phones, not confusing the artist’s life with their artistic production, are some of Scorranese’s suggestions, but above all, we should not be afraid to truly look. Within the pages of “This is what the body is for” the author directs our gaze to famous works, offering us a way to see them with fresh eyes. With patience.

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