- Combatto la mediocrità perchè uccide la cultura, Corriere Canadese, 2001-10-18
Awards & Reviews
- Awarded the Gold Pix Award,
by AlcanSeek, October 15, 1998.
- Awarded Ravi's Elite Web Site Award,
August 31, 1998.
- Awarded the Event Horizon Hot Spot,
by Event Horizon, August 18, 1998.
- Reviewed by Science Fiction Resource Guide,
May 23, 1998 (see review)
Review by Science Fiction Resource Guide:
"Surreal fantasy art by metaphysical surrealist artist Joseph Cusimano." What really makes this site interesting (apart from the immense content) is the "visual glossary" explaining the language of the symbols used in his paintings. For example, an aqueduct symbolizes the passage of time. Not terribly science fictional - the "fantasy" in this case refers to surrealism, as opposed to wizards and godlings - but how often do you get to learn a new unspoken language?
- Awarded the Top 100 Award,
by Websearchers, May 7, 1998.
- Awarded the Website Innovation Award,
by PersonalConnections, May 6, 1998.
"Really great work with your website! It really stuck out from the crowd."
- Awarded the Lotus Light Award,
by Spirit Network, March 23, 1998.
"We would like to commend you on your wonderful site. The Lotus Light is awarded on the basis of useful information content, presentation of content, and graphic design."
- Awarded the Awesome Web Site Award,
by A+ Web Design, December 30, 1997.
"[Your web site] serves as an example of what web design should be."
- Awarded the Prime Navigator Site,
by Junta de Turismo da Ericeira, Portugal
December 30, 1997.
"Your homepage meets definitivly the criterions for a Prime Navigator Site."
- Awarded the BSOB Award of Excellence,
by BSOB Productions. December 29, 1997.
Nominated for The Ultimate Links and Sites Award, Platinum Level,
by Positive Images Design, December 28, 1997.
Awarded The Ultimate Links and Sites Award, Gold Level,
by Positive Images Design, December 28, 1997.
"Your web site is both original in content and aesthetically pleasing!"
- Nominated Eye Candy WWW Site,
by Good Ink. December 27, 1997.
- Awarded the Critical Mass Award, December 27, 1997.
"A very nice site, excellent design, beautiful original graphics, and your content is informative, entertaining, presented well and easy to access. A worthy enterprise and a positive contribution to the Web."
- Awarded the CBC Award,
by CBC Web-Mag, December 27, 1997.
"Your site is AMAZING!!! I would be honored to award you with the CBC Award."
- Awarded the Select Site Award,
by GraphX Kingdom. December 27, 1997.
- Awarded the Golden Angel Award,
by Digital Art Studio. December 26, 1997.
- Awarded a thumbs up from Wuzzle,
by The Adventures of Wuzzle, December 26, 1997.
- Awarded Out of This World Way Cool Site Award, December 26, 1997.
"I found your web site very interesting in content. A place where I intend to visit over and over again."
- Awarded The Best of the Web, October 15, 1997.
"[The web site] is incredibly well thought out and designed, and [the] work is beautiful."
- Awarded Luckman Best Of The Web Selections,
by Luckman Interactive, August 19, 1997 (see review)
Content: Design: Flow:
Review by Luckman Interactive:
"I do not seek to transform the world, merely to improve it . . . to deprive fear of all its forms and give impetus to hope." So runs the philosophy of Italian metaphysical surrealist painter Joseph Cusimano (b. 1935). Heavily influenced by works of Dali, Delvaux, Magritte, and Morandi, Cusimano has lived and worked in Canada since 1958. This sublime online gallery of a dozen better-known Cusimano works also includes a biography, interviews and visits with the artist, a bibliography, accolades, excerpts from and order forms for a Cusimano art book, a visual glossary, a Members Only | gift shop, surrealist links, and more.
- NetGuide's Best of the Net:
May 23, 1996
Overall Rating: Content: Design: Personality:
- Awarded a 5-star rating
by Webnet Web Ratings based on:
content, navigation of site, appearance and the ease of reading.
May 13, 1997.
- Awarded the Eye Candy Honorable Mention Award, November 8, 1996.
Overall: 88/100 Composition: 23/25 Focus: 21/25 Mechanics: 21/25 Creativity: 23/25
- Awarded Best of the Net
by EZ Connect. September 26, 1996.
"Awarded to the best and most useful sites."
- Selected as Omnivision Winner
by OMNI Magazine. September 10, 1996.
- Chosen as a Ten Cool Sites
for the month of September
by The Exploratorium. September 10, 1996.
- Awarded WOW! award (Web of the Week)
for May 26 - June 1, 1996, by Falcon Interactive.
"Presented to very creative, interesting and/or useful web sites."
- Arts & Music Pavilion, Internet 1996 World Exposition.
March 17, 1996.
- The Diamond Award For Homepage Excellence 1996
by Starr Lyn. March 1, 1996.
- From the net magazine, 03/96 issue, pg.65:
Overall: A- Content: Rich in content (3/3) Aesthetic Merit: A visual 10! (3/3) Techno Smartness: Not stupid (2/3)
- Best of the Best on the Web!
"Presented to those web pages that are educational, entertaining, original or contain valuable products and services." February 19, 1996.
- Kaleidoscope Cool Site for February
by America.Net, February 5, 1996.
- The McKinley Group, Inc.:
Overall: Net Appeal 8/10 Depth of Coverage 8/10 Ease of Exploration 8/10
- "Presented to those sites which exhibit intuitive and graceful design, usefulness in shopping, and reliable service."
January 23, 1996.
- Top Shopping Site Award
by Thomas Brown Digital Publishing.
January 22, 1996.
- Club Web Platinum 100.
Awarded to the Top 100 Internet Sites.
January 22, 1996.
- The Tres Bizarre site
for January 22, 1996.
- From (re)scribe:
January 19, 1996
HOTLIST: THE SURREALISTIC WEB
This wonderful site that features the surrealist art of Joseph Cusimano only contains a small list of art and Web resource sites as an apparent after-thought. But my suspicion is that the really good hotlists of the future will often be very small, well-chosen accompaniments to sites of personal distinction and perspective. Believe me, this one qualifies. It is a delightful introduction to surrealism through this particular artist. I found their Visual Glossary of the symbols used by Cusimano in his art (with displays and links to each piece that uses the same symbol) both educational and evocative. It helps greatly that the quality of the writing almost matches the quality of the art.
Classifying himself as a metaphysical artist, the site offers links to relevant Dalí, Ernst, Magritte and Miro Web sites. A short hotlist of Web art sites, again with an emphasis on surrealism, is useful.
- Marc's Link of the Day
for January 16, 1996.
- Ground Zero Pick of the Day
for January 13, 1996.
- Bob's Kool Link
for January 5, 1996 by Bob Allison.
- Canuck Site Of The Day!
for December 27, 1995 by 10Q Intermedia.
- "Presented to those websites with excellence in design, layout, content, presentation, uniqueness, and originality."
December 21, 1995.
- eye WEEKLY's eyeSITE for the DAY
for Wednesday, December 13, 1995.
Containing over  full-color reproductions, the Cusimano gallery is well worth a visit. Many reproductions include the artist's description of the work. An unusual addition is a glossary of the imagery used in the paintings. The repeated images of apples, horses, running men, and aqueducts become more easily understood within the context of each painting. It seems to be rather important to Cusimano that we understand his art, which is derivative of Dalí and Magritte, but modified with its own particular images. A history of the Italian-born Canadian artist is available, as are links to other surrealist artists on the Web.
- Barbara's Best Bookmark Of The Day
for July 16, 1995 by Barbara Odom.
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