tempera on cardboard canvas with spatula and paintbrush
Not for sale
ABOUT THE WORK
"Cimitero delle Idee" ("Graveyard of the Ideas") is a painting representing three crosses standing on a blood red ground with... Read More
"Cimitero delle Idee" ("Graveyard of the Ideas") is a painting representing three crosses standing on a blood red ground with a deep blue as a background. It's night and usually at nights ideas are flowing as a river, but some ideas are bound to die as soon as morning arrives for many different reasons. Some ideas are obscene, some considered stupid, some seems impossible to achieve and others are too abstract.
In this particular century some ideas seems too crazy to even say out loud and so they die with us, when an idea dies also a little piece of us dies with it leading to a slow death of our dreams.
The choice of representing ideas as crosses was born because in my opinion ideas can be painful and they crucify our mind, also I see the cross not only as a religious symbol but also as an expression we have in Italy that is "everyone has a cross to bear" and as an artist often the cross to bear is to have many ideas and dreams that are very hard to achieve.