Marcella Giulia Lorenzi

University of Calabria
Rende (Cosenza), Italy
"Philosophy is written in this grand book — I mean the universe — which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth".
Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore

This artwork is dedicated to the loving memory of Mauro Francaviglia, mathematician by profession, artist in his heart.
The Key of the Temple
70x100cm
Digital print
2011
What is Universe? What is Life? What's the key to the fundamental mysteries of our existence? The suddend and unexpect death of my beloved husband and collegue Mauro Francaviglia, Professor of Mathematical Physics at University of Torino (Italy) aroused with more urgence these questions.
This artwork is inspired by Galileo's thought and other ideas of the emergence of the Universe as an act of Geometry.
Complex and fractal patterns on the Dark (matter?) background, form a chaotic primordial universe. Big Bang (or the "Eye of God") expands matter in small geometric solids. Many other geometric and symbolic shapes emerge or are almost hidden. Time and space co-exist in the mystery of the Universe. Or of Parallel Universes?