05 Jan 1329
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions H W D
33 x 33 cm
on the reverse: signed, dated, inscribed
Städt. Museum Gelsenkirchen
Galerie Klaus Braun
Request regarding Giuseppe Scaiola
The work is entitled Nebbia. Now the fog we know certainly does not look like the works by Scaiola entitled Nebbia. Fog is the state between solid and gaseous, it covers things like a veil, blocks the view and is therefore dangerous, but also beautiful or eerie.
None of this applies to these pictures.
They are not a bit blurred, but very clear both in their colors and in their form. It is therefore an abstraction of what we understand by fog.
The pictures, mostly with a black background, invite associations with a different kind of nebula. One might think of the galactic nebula, the Milky Way, which actually consists of stars and only appears so nebulous to us because of the distance. To be more precise, we see rays of light, something that is actually intangible, just like the nebula. In addition, the black background with the circles shining out of it conjures up the image of a night sky with stars. But we are dealing with fog, depicted in a form that picks up on the indeterminate, unstable quality of real fog. Thus, not only the title but also the painting represents a connection to the depicted natural phenomenon.