Ars Latetrs Latet, means Art is hidden, from the Latin:
lătĕo, es, latŭi, latēre, being hidden, covered, concealed, protected, sheltered, being safe, living retired or quietly,  being unknown, to escape.
Art is difficult to discover, to reveal, to express clearly. This difficulty, far from being a negative characteristic, has an important role: it saves the art itself, which is protected and hence free to continue to be. Naves latent portu, ships are hidden and protected inside the harbor, Hor..
Ars latet was given to me by my friend M. A. Passarelli, who was inspired by the Ovidio sentence: Ars latet arte sua: true art consists in concealing its artfulness; true arts let us experience an emotion as derived by a real vision.


Anzio Ruins

Valerio de Rubeis, Italian, born in 1960.
Valerio attended scientific high schools earned his degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza. At present he is a senior researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. His research topics include statistical analysis of seismicity with the application of fractal theories, macroseismicity and statistical analysis of geophysical and seismic data.
He has been taking  photos since he was 12 years old. At present he is pursuing the development of personal themes using digital and large format cameras: digital for preliminary investigations and large format for definitive work.
In  2008 and 2009 he gave lessons in History of Photography at a public library in Rome. Since 2012 at the Classical High School Anco Marzio, Ostia.
This site is intended to show examples of photographic works and to receive comments and feedback.
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