Alessandro Dari is Florentine Master of Goldsmith and Sculptor Arts.
Alessandro Dari is a Florentine Master of Arts, Goldsmith and Sculptor, but not only. Founder of the artistic movement called Perceptive Dynamism, the “Maestro” is also a classical guitarist and a graduate in pharmacy: a well-rounded artist whose family history dates back nearly 400 years. The first goldsmith shop in fact was born with Aldebrando Dari in 1630.
According to Master Alessandro Dari, goldsmithing is an excellent art, not inferior to the others. His work is based on a constant spiritual research. The Master wants to give to the jewel a continuation, not limiting it only to an ornament of a part of the body: may it be a sculpture ring, a necklace, or a pendant. With his work, and thanks to the artistic school of thought of the perceptual dynamism founded by him, Master Dari wants to set the matter free from its imprisonment, trying to give completeness to each work through movement.
His personal experience nourishes and stimulates him in the creation of each work. The Master believes that the Goldsmith Art has not yet found the right consideration and full recognition at a global level, the reason is that the mass society has a point of view that is too hedonistic and on the other side poor in spirituality.
Awards and titles
of the Master
Master Dari is the first artist that combined anatomy and architecture with the contemporary world of jewelry. For this reason, and thanks to his skillful goldsmithing techniques, he has received several awards and has been consecrated numerous personal, e gli sono state consacrate numerose personali furthermore he took part in many international exhibitions.
He was awarded with the title of “Honorary University Goldsmith Professor” of the Architecture Faculty of Florence. His works are exhibited at the Silver Museum of the Pitti Palace and at the Museum of the Cathedral of Fiesole. Very important is the work “Il Ragno Sacro” (“the Holy Spider”), kept in the prestigious Silver Museum of Florence.
In 2003 he was awarded with the “Perseo” Prize as “the best artist of the city of Florence”.
In 2006 he was nominated artist of the Vatican.
In the past 30 years, there have been lots of newspapers, monthly, weekly and daily newspapers, as well as television broadcasts, that showed the works of Master Alessandro Dari and shined the spotlights on his studies. Among the publications that concerned him, we must mention the catalog book: “Alchemy of forms”. The Goldsmith techniques of the Master and the deep philosophy that guides him in his creations are collected in this book.
Wearing one of his jewels means wearing a story, a tradition and a work of unique craftsmanship. The reasoin is that his “Jewel Microsculptures”, or the architectures that make up even more elaborate pieces, transmit an entire universe, whether it is contained within the few centimeters of metal, gold, silver and precious stones. An exemplary work for artistic works that are unique in the world.
It is Master Alessandro Dari who founded and coined the name of this artistic movement.
Perceptual dynamism was born 20 years ago in the Museum-Workshop, from the desire of driving forward his most heartfelt and sculptural jewels, which could not remain motionless in their form.
He realizes then, that the main goal of this artistic movement is to free the form from imprisonment.
A need for expansion, accommodation and for a movement that wants to give to the jewels the possibility to express themselves and give vent to the emotions that each sculpture-jewel can have.
That’s because, according to Master Dari, artworks can never be considered “completed” since it’s the artist himself that sets limits, restrictions in the creative moment of the form. The artwork intended in this sense is never completed. But thanks to the perceptive dynamism, the artwork frees itself from the imprisonment of static, and is placed into a dynamism that tends to infinity.
This is a reference to the sculptural work of Michelangelo, he never ended his works because he thought that only incomplete works were infinite, without limits. It was the observer’s job to complete it.
So, in the perceptual dynamism founded by the Master, the goldsmith’s work, to be infinite, must tend to incompleteness, to dynamism, to be true work of art and to approach God, Infinity par excellence.
Time in Perceptual Dynamism
Master Dari believes, with the artistic movement of Perceptual Dynamism founded by him, that time does not exist. And in fact, the perception of time depends on the different moments of life: in love, in joy, in pain, in boredom. The perception of a sound or the space that surrounds us represents a portion of what man has conventionally defined time.
To represent the emotionality of perception it is necessary to appeal to perceptual dynamism. By creating movement, we open a door that has access to perception, and therefore to the soul. Passing through this door, we establish a dialogue with the perceptive way of each observer. Time, which does not exist, becomes a form of energy, if it is energy, that joins.
In the perceptual dynamism, the work coincides with a deeper perception of the form, not temporal, where thanks to movement life and death are incorporated. The observer can join the work of art with his own emotionality.