Nel blu dipinto di blu

Nel blu dipinto di blu – Sculpture by Addé 2019

Nel blu dipinto di blu « in blue painted in blue », could be a tribute to Yves Klein or Kasimir Malevitch, yet it is just the long time forgotten title of a song.
But if you see « Volare » then you’ll know, you’ll remember the song…

In 1958, Domenico Modugno sang this outstanding number which, then, went around the world, and still is in most people’s memory.

Over its international success, it was opening a door to Italian cansone, giving access to amazing singers such as Adriano Celentano, Paolo Conte, Eros Ramazotti, among so many talents.

Furthermore, it drew Italian culture out of poor clichés, such as mobsters, meat balls, and pizze, giving access to a beautiful, expressive, and poetic language.

Many has sung it, as surprising as David Bowie, Chet Atkins, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more, including… Frank Zappa !

 

 

Nel blu dipinto di blu – Sculpture par Addé 2019

Nel blu dipinto di blu ” dans le bleu peint en bleu “, pourrait être un hommage à Yves Klein ou Kasimir Malevitch, mais ce n’est que le titre oublié depuis longtemps d’une chanson.
Cependant si vous voyez ” Volare ” alors vous saurez, vous vous souviendrez de cette chanson…

En 1958, Domenico Modugno a chanté ce titre exceptionnel qui, à l’époque, a fait le tour du monde, et qui est encore dans la mémoire de la plupart des gens.

Au-delà de son succès international, il ouvrait la porte à la cansone italienne, donnant accès à des chanteurs étonnants comme Adriano Celentano, Paolo Conte, Eros Ramazotti, parmi tant de talents.

De plus, il a sorti la culture italienne des clichés pauvres, tels que les mafieux, les boulettes de viande et les pizze, donnant accès à un langue belle, expressive et poétique.

Beaucoup l’ont chanté, aussi surprenant que David Bowie, Chet Atkins, Ella Fitzgerald, et bien d’autres, dont…. Frank Zappa !

Volare, voler, comment la matière solide peut exprimer la force impalpable de l’air.

 
 

 
 







Nel blu dipinto di blu © Addé 2019 – photos Xea B.

 
 

Volare, to fly, how solid matter can express the impalpable force of air.

 

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • luisa zambrotta June 15, 2019, 14:51

    Generally blue is connected to sadness, but this sculpture gives an idea of joy

    • Addé June 15, 2019, 16:22

      Quite accurate! I am touched you could feel joy there, yet a bit surprised you did not react to the song which inspired it. Much thank you,Luisa!

  • luisa zambrotta June 15, 2019, 16:53

    The song is wonderful, a great “evergreen” here in Italy

    • Addé June 15, 2019, 18:18

      Cool! So many fabulous singers in Italy! ♥♥♥

  • luisa zambrotta June 15, 2019, 18:59

    😊

  • smilecalm June 21, 2019, 17:41

    sights
    & sounds
    beauty 🙂

    • Addé June 22, 2019, 12:30

      A lapidary yet accurate perception, there, as a plum, calmly smiling. Thank you!

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