Movement created by Flavio Lattuada and theorized by philosopher Massimo Donà who elaborated the manifesto, it builds on Lucio Fontana's spatial lesson. The movement aims to gather all the contemporary Italian artists united by an essential style, wish to abstract art towards extroflections, monochromes and volumes in space.
1. Rigorism is a mental dimension.
2. Rigorism is an artistic and cultural movement.
3. The Rigorists erase the past and devote themselves to the present and future of art.
4. Rigorism is a dimension of life. Embraces every artistic form of expression and all behavioral forms in line with its thought.
5. Rigorism is to make art and live the art in a new mental dimension.
6. Rigorism in art, in life, in politics, in faith.
7. Being Rigorists means having the courage to erase the past that does not have the same aesthetic and cultural values.
8. Piero della Francesca is the "master" of Rigorism, Malevich its "bishop".
9. The conditions are uniformity and consistency, monochrome and space in fieri but strictly determined.
10. Rigorism continues Minimalism and exceeds Spatialism becoming Artistic Absolutism. It represents the height of a civilization that is rational, logical and determined in the breath of a total coherence that is art-culture-life-moral.
11. Puritanism is the moral and social expression closer to the Rigorism; Rigorism is its advanced stage.
12. In Religion, Rigorism is the pure Christianity of the early Gospels, is not correct / corrupt by power and amorality.
13. In Politics, Rigorism is for the people, by the people because it is the son of popular culture.
14. In Philosophy, Rigorism is beyond the “ipse dixit” and Descartes, embraces Parmenides and Socrates.
15. Rigorism is aseptic. It is pure thought. It is the triumph of Reason.
16. Rigorism is live life feeling an integral part of the universe and believing that man's mind is the only alternative to the mediocrity of human misery. It is self-consciousness. No limits to the artist of space, time, color and used materials but shuns banality, pleasantness and obviousness. It excludes the figure and the same assumption of figurative.
17. There are no objects depicted but forms by strictly monochrome color. Not painting but rational creation highly defined. The space becomes form and form space. Introflexions and extroflexions suggest rational reflections.