Lost Civilization

Giuseppe SalmoiraghiInverunoItaly

Italy2021Acrylic on canvas

40 x 30 cm

Finding yourself in an impenetrable forest, on the edge of a cliff, where Nature is sovereign, far from that Civilization that can no longer be itself, can reveal itself as a new beginning, a new life on a human scale, authentically free

WOOCS 2.1.9

$ 848

1 in stock

Born in a small hamlet near the Gran Milan, living in a house where sleeping during a downpour was a challenge, between buckets and broken tiles that made him drop drops of rain right on his pillow, this scribbler of canvases probably welcomed his inspiration to color the world perhaps from that icy rain that filled it with ailments but also with curiosity for the wonders of life.

And it is perhaps from that moment that our smudges began to want to see the world with different eyes: he did not want to stop at first glance, but to see in addition to an illusory normality, he wanted to tear the veil of gloomy days finding great surprise even in the seemingly insignificant things.

Here is a pastel on a sheet of paper allowed our hero to begin to follow the outline of his thoughts at an early age, while during his studies he was encouraged by the most sensitive Masters who saw auspicious signs.

Later, the practical amenities of his life took him away from the graphic arts, but never completely ripped him off. In fact, he has also dripped color in other purely technical activities that have benefited from this perspective that does not conform to the rigidity of rational design.

However, he observed his father Eugenio with interest when, busy among canvases and oil paints, he managed to obtain surprising glimpses of humanity that went to paper the walls of his house, unaware of the unconscious teaching that he was bestowing on his son.

And it is after a long time, in the new millennium, that our now no longer bold young man gives new breath to his artistic soul, putting his hand to canvases and brushes, allowing himself some intrusion even in the musical and literary fields.

In short, no art school attended, no officially hired tutors, no major reviews, no competitions won, no fortune collected across the ocean: in short, a virtually non-existent curriculum.

Nevertheless, since 2019 some scribbles have been gathered in a virtual place where it is possible to have an organic vision of the artistic utopia of a man who does not care about the market and who never stops looking at the world with the clarity of a child's closed eyes smiling.


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