The first person to use a telescope to observe the night sky and record his observations was the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei in 1609. When he turned the telescope toward some of the nebulous patches he found they were not a single star, but groupings of many stars.
“The galaxy is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.”
It was realised in 18th century that the stars in a cluster were physically related, and therefore clusters became the key objects in the study of stellar evolution. It was realised in 18th century that the stars in a cluster were physically related, and therefore clusters became the key objects in the study of stellar evolution.
With this sculpture series entitled 'Star Cluster' Cascione & Lusciov tried to recreate a group of celestial objects with a nebulous appearance similar to comets, which are loosely bound by mutual gravitational attraction. This moving group of stars/sculptures shares a common motion through space as well as a common origin in space and time.
The fact that during its lifetime a star changes shape and color, became one of challenges for the artists, who decided to represent these life events through transformations and aerodynamics of shapes combined with highly reflective gold/silver double sided mirror surfaces that transmit the color shift amplified by added sense of motion and dynamicity.
The series is composed of a total of four stars/sculptures identified as star A, star F, star G, and star K.
The star A is the most massive of the six bright stars at the heart of the cluster.
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Detailed Information of Artwork
ARTIST: Cascione & Lusciov
TITLE: Star A
SERIES: Star Cluster
TECHNIQUE: ACRILMIR® Acrylic Mirror (gold/silver), steel
DIMENSION: 1930 (L) x 520 (W) x 250 (H) mm | 76 (L) x 20.5 (W) x 9.8 (H) inches
WEIGHT: 5 Kg circa
EDITION: 3 + 1 AP
SIGNATURE: Signed and dated
Solo show - 2020. Cascione & Lusciov: LIGHTSCAPES - Infinite Equilibrium, Galería Blanca Soto Arte, Madrid, Spain