The Fold


Baroque art and thought

Conference by Horacio Bollini

::: Conference (90 minutes) ::
(Spanish audio, no English subtitles, sorry)

In Memoriam: Laura Yevara
30 de julio de 1973 - 1 de octubre de 2011

Gilles Deleuze and the links between the works of Leibniz, Pascal, Spinoza, Giordano Bruno, El Greco, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Bernini and Bach.

3rd October 2011 - 19:30 hs

Liberarte, Bodega Cultural

Av. Corrientes 1555
(Buenos Aires)


The seventeenth century is that of the return to metaphysics. The "Infinite Worlds" of Giordano Bruno terrified Pascal, and the wounds of the Counter Reformation, open to the limit in the art of El Greco. These wounds will begin to close under the comforting shade of the black theaterof Caravaggio, in the geological layers of Rembrandt. This context gave birth to the geometric order of Spinoza, whose roots support a cosmogony, an alliance between rationality and metaphysics. That same alliance exists in the music of Bach.

Otherwise, the Baroque (as understood by Deleuze), is far from being limited to a style. It's that fold that does not stop or is fragmented, as in Bernini's Rome.
Somehow, we live under the breath of that fold.


Horacio Bollini is a musician, writer and ainter. He has published several books on art: "Arte en las Misiones Jesuíticas", "Arte y Emblema", "Detrás de la Imagen", "El Barroco Jesuítico-Guaraní" among others. He plays the Viola da Gamba and he has filmed two documentaries on the music of the Baroque.