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La guerra del Nero e la proibizione del Rosa.

La guerra del Nero e la proibizione del Rosa.

Dopo aver fatto le nostre considerazioni sul “Nero” (leggi articolo: http://piccininis.com/il-nero/ ), oggi pubblichiamo un simpatico aneddoto, che il nero ha scatenato tra artisti di fama internazionale

Era il 2014 quando dalle pagine della rivista scientifica ACS-Applied Materials and InterfacesBen Jensen pubblicava il suo lavoro su Vantablack, l’allora materiale più scuro al mondo, in grado di assorbire il 99,965% della luce incidente.

Il Vantablack non nasce per scopi artistici, ma nasce come una sostanza prodotta dalla Surrey Nano Systems, sviluppata e brevettata dalla Nasa per scopi militari con prospettive di impiego nei settori aerospaziali e della difesa. Una sostanza che assorbe talmente tanta luce, tanto da impedire all’occhio umano di rilevare il tipo di ombre che aiutano il cervello a interpretare la forma di un oggetto: un pezzo spiegazzato di carta stagnola coperto con uno strato di questa vernice appare quasi completamente piatto.

Con la nascita di questo nuovo “estremo colore” entrò in gioco la figura di Anish Kapoor artista di fama internazionale, che nel marzo 2016 acquistò il brevetto del Vantablack, proibendone praticamente a tutti l’utilizzo.

Il fatto che lo studio di Kapoor fosse l’unico a poter usare questo nero creò molte polemiche nel mondo dell’arte: uno dei più critici fu l’artista britannico Stuart Semple che dichiaró:

Anish Kapoor è come quei bambini che alle scuole elementari non volevano condividere i colori con gli altri. E che presto finivano da soli e senza amici con cui giocare”.

Oltre alla dichiarazione Stuart Semple decise di non stemperare la polemica, anzi rilanció, aprendo una vera e propria guerra del colore, commercializzando un nuovo colore estremo il Pinkest Pink, il rosa più rosa.

Ma attenzione: il colore di Semple poteva essere utilizzato da tutti, meno che da Kapoor. Anzi i clienti che sono interessati (tutt’ora) ad acquistare il nuovo colore sul sito di Stuart dovranno rilasciare una dichiarazione legale nella quale chiariscono che “non sono Anish Kapoor, non sono in nessun modo collaboratori di Kapoor, non stanno comprando il prodotto per Kapoor o in associazione con Kapoor”.

Fine della partita?

Nemmeno per sogno!

A distanza di pochi giorni Anish Kapoor rispose sul suo profilo Instagram con una “semplice” foto del suo dito medio, immerso nel colore che gli era stato proibito… Il famigerato Rosa più Rosa.

Da qui nacque una vera e propria gamma di colori creata da Stuart Semple e proibita ad Anish Kapoor, gamma che comprendeva anche una versione ricreata del Vantablack, chiamato Black3.0, un acrilico nero molto opaco che comunque non superava il livello del Vantablack!

 

E allora alla fine da chi è stata vinta la guerra?

Noi diremo da entrambi, da Kapoor per aver ulteriormente rilanciato la sua fama artistica internazionale ma anche da Semple che ha cavalcato questa guerra per commercializzare massivamente la sua linea di colori (acquistabili facilmente sul suo sito)

Il vero estremismo del nero invece ha visto altri vincitori per lo meno fino ad ora!

Ad oggi, il primato che prima spettava a Vantablack, se lo aggiudica un nuovo materiale, ben 10 volte più scuro. Quest ultimo, per il momento denominato Blackest black, è costituito da nanotubi in carbonio allineati verticalmente (CNT) come Vantablack, ma cresciuti come fili d’erba su di un foglio di alluminio inciso al cloro. Blackest black è in grado di catturare al minimo il 99,995% di una qualsiasi luce incidente, ingannando la mente con una particolare illusione ottica.

In attesa di possedere e testare tutti questi colori, restiamo convinti che la vera guerra del nero non finisca qui!

 

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