Review by Anselmo Brutti
If art for Matisse, or moreover, his paintings, were a comfortable chair where one could contemplate the beauty of forms and colors, which knocked Picasso into a chair, we hope that at least a tie is the right fitting, namely that is not neither too wide for the current art system with its strong sharp colors but at the same time good for our everyday kaleidoscopic reality. To discover the meaning and combination of the vivid colors on one of the most earnest and virile forms of menswear, would be a rather cumbersome request, given the amount of space occupied: a single strip; a strip of pictorial fabric.
So instead of the up-down direction of an arrow indicating the sense of sight it should instead allow us to be captured by means of a hypothetical Synaesthesia touch, it is inviting us to touch using just our eyes, the relief of the colored paste.
It is clear that we are looking at his tie as if it were a painting, the work is the artifice of art so that simulates the applied art, but what would happen if we looked at the picture convinced that it was really a tie? Would we be tempted to wear it or would we continue to contemplate it when it is hung on a wall?
An answer may lie in the fact that the tie realised by Patrizio Moscardelli, as a good work of art, is also clothing itself and becomes a colored skin just like the rituals of those populations that remain still uncontaminated, where art, fashion and life coexist truly without any divisions.
The pictorial body adapts to the natural body, the tie is simply an excuse to the creative act.
Anselmo Brutti, Professor of Art
Grottammare (AP) Italy 30.04.2006