Lika Ramati art Exhibition "Tribute Leonardo da Vinci" in Mads Gallery Milano critics review
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the review is by Silvia Grassi Doctor of Sciences of Cultural Heritage, History and art criticism
"The future of art is in the face of a woman ..." (Amedeo Modigliani) Women's faces speak only with their lips parted and their eyes whisper secret. The female face has always been, and forever will be, a tireless source of inspiration for the greatest painters of history.
Leonardo da Vinci, in his "Treatise on painting", explains how to portray a woman: "Women must figure themselves out with shameful deeds, their legs together tight, their arms gathered together, heads down and bent sideways." In reality he has been much more incisive in his female portraits, leaving us some of the most beautiful and most expressive faces, in their small details, in the whole history of art.
The eyes and the gaze are the most expressive traits and the smile tells that enthusiasm and the will to live that Lika Ramati wants to convey to us depicting the beauty of women in her works, expressing it in all its power and naturalness: her female figures always emanate incomparable strength, grace and vigor. As William Shakespeare wrote, "From the eyes of women I derive my doctrine: they still shine with the true fire of Prometheus, they are the books, the arts, the academies, which show, contain and feed the world".
The painting that more than any other in the history of art has in its eyes and smile the crucial elements for each individual observer is the Mona Lisa to which Lika pays homage with the work "Mona Lisa". Those distinctive traits are barely mentioned to the fan, which in the sixteenth century became a very popular accessory for the most fashionable noblewomen of the time, conquering the primacy of a symbol of femininity and elegance over the centuries.
The same blinding pride and determination of the women, represented by Lika, is found in the work "The last supper", which in the title obviously recalls Leonardo's masterpiece, but which shows us a female face in all its irrepressible beauty, surrounded by gold -as Leonardo affirmed precisely, "The most excellent production of nature, that is, gold, true son of the sun, because the more it resembles itself to another creature, and no created thing is more eternal than it" -.
Lika in her works often also develops the theme of the double. Each of us hides two contrasting aspects of our personality, whether we want to admit it or not. The artist offers us an example with the work "Lucrezia Twins" where we seem to recognize - in the faces - the somewhat sad and disconsolate expression of the Renaissance lady protagonist of Leonardo's famous painting "Belle Ferronniere" which probably depicts the beautiful Lucrezia Crivelli, lover of Ludovico il Moro. Lika however, unlike, illuminates and adorns the disconsolate Renaissance gentlewoman with splendid and precious jewels, because "each of us is a moon: it has a dark side that it never shows to anyone" (Mark Twain) and we try to hide it under a glittering appearance.
Silvia Grassi Doctor of Sciences of Cultural Heritage, History and art criticism