Memory and nostalgia

Memory and nostalgia di Alessandro Riva       Carlo Cola’s painting is surprisingly contemporary. Its poetic and visual core lies wholly in the desired, conscious and  radical distancing from the stimulus of the languages and forms of art history – particularly those...

Three incipits for the singular Carlo Cola

Three incipits for the singular Carlo Cola di G. P. Bianki febbraio ’02     1. When I was born, Carlo was already there. He was seven months older than me;  I don’t remember ever meeting him for the first time, but I clearly remember the first time that, for...

The eloquent silence of painting

The eloquent silence of painting di Silvia Evangelisti     Carlo Cola is a solitary and secret painter, and his exhibitions, which started at the end of the 1980s, have been characterised by their rarity (notably the “adventure” in Dubai, in the Arab...

The truth of things

The truth of things di Fabio Lazzari     Silvia Evangelisti’s text about the theatrical charm of Carlo Cola’s work is so exhaustive and clear that it discourages any further critical-interpretative analysis. Nonetheless, what can be noted from this, as well...

Inside the silence

Inside the silence Janus CARLO COLA – Inside the silence Janus Carlo Cola- Room with a View When I say Room with a View I don’t mean Edward Morgan Foster’s marvellous novel (nor even the poetic film adaptation by James Ivory). I’m thinking instead of what...