Always Colour, from the dawn of art till today.

In Costante Colore (Constant: Colour) the works on display are an ode to colour, the pictorial substance that is declined according to the expression of each artist.

We focus on the way of using the colour in order to highlight the importance and the constancy in the world of art regardless the subject or the medium of the work on exhibit.

The colour on glass, on ceramics, crayon, neon light, in pen and wash drawings, in acrylics, in oil paintings and videos. Bright, soft, metallic, primary, artificial, natural, complementary colour.

Colour is matter, scent, space.

Colour is life.

Colour arouses strong emotions such as tension, obsession, eroticism, action, joy, life, euphoria, rupture, movement, pain, desire, passion, surprise, chance, option, balance, entropy, physicality, transfiguration, proportion, coherence.


Colour is the mathematical constant:  it is the only value that remains unchanged when the elements with which it is related change. Thus the colour does not change according either to the media with which it is related or to the centuries that pass by.

Colour has existed for centuries and will keep changing because it is part of the nature of art itself: it acts today, as it has always acted, with the same intensity.

The declination of colour follows different patterns of time and medium.

In the Middle Age, colours had to be bright and intense, applied with strong colour saturation, without nuances, in order to underline its symbolism. In the sacred place the colour revealed the presence of God: colours are the result of the interaction between light and darkness.

From the 13th century the colour symbolizing the highest nobility was blue, a metaphor of spirituality and transcendence. In the Certosa of Pavia the lapis lazuli used by Bergognone for the Coronation of Mary between Francesco Sforza and Ludovico il Moro still appears today an extraordinary and shining blue.


The colour evolves, changes, becomes warmer, more fluorescent, becomes neon light, becomes non-colour.

Black and white gain significance in Art History.


Colour becomes clarity with Impressionism, does not stop with DaDa, shines in Secessionism, triumphs with Pop-Art, degenerates with Expressionism, erupts with Abstractism, subsides with Minimalism, suffers in the Arte Povera, stabilizes with Transavanguardia. The artistic movements evolve, the centuries pass by, the colour keeps burning.


When the television develops colour, the image lights up, everything comes to life and lights up.


Colours exploded in TV, but lived for a long time in art. There is no trend that sets the standard for the use of colour.


In fashion each year has a colour, but art has not, and any shade can be used and with any nuance can be dared.

There are colours that were unthinkable a few decades ago. The colours are affected by the atmosphere in a particular historical and political moment. Tastes adjust to the spirit of the period.

A specific chromatic sense dominates every age. Chromatic sense means a balance of united colours.


The colour is exhaustion, impression, redundancy, exasperation, suffering, discomfort, madness, exaggeration, sensitivity, extenuation, tradition, appearance, substance, interiority, expression, mania, immediacy, reflection, spontaneity, gesture, rhythm, fire, warmth, cold, intolerance, magic, dream, recurrence, spasm, puff, sexuality, intransigence, zeal, alacrity, energy, assiduity, annoyance, beauty. Colour is naturally creativity, genius.




Ercole Barovier, Gina Beavers, Fulvio Bianconi, Bertozzi & Casoni, James Case-Leal, Eteri Chkadua, Stefania Fersini, Patrick Jacobs, Joseph Kosuth, Aldo Mondino, Francesco Mori, Jonathan Rider, Andrea Salvatori, Carlo Scarpa, Bianca Sforni, Federico Solmi, Giuseppe Stampone, Giulio Turcato, Vinicio Vianello, Matteo Vinti.


December 1st, 2017 – February 16th, 2018


Opening Reception: November 30, 6-10 pm


Hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-7 pm



Palazzo Fagnani

Via Santa Maria Fulcorina, 20

20123 Milano