venerdì 25 gennaio 2013

IF... Wings

“Black birds storms appear in the air,
 a dark prophecy over Rouen sky”

Last October I was asked to contribute with an illustration to a limited edition of a book celebrating 40 years of career of  Italian singer and composer Alice. I immediately thought about illustrating the few verses above, taken  from a song by Italian musician Mino diMartino, included in Alice’s latest cd “Samsara”. The text of the song is an intimate, evocative portrait of Joan of Arc, strange topic enough for a pop music song! This is the genesis of this acrylic on paper (cm 30 x cm 25), which I titled “Il Cielo di Rouen” (Rouen Sky). Hope you like it!

venerdì 18 gennaio 2013

IF... Myth

This week's Illustration Friday topic Myth suggested me to take out from the drawer this very old piece (1982, I think) which I titled Proteus. The old sea-divinity of the Greek mythology who knows everything about present, past and future and is capable of changing form and aspect to escape inquiries  is here a sort of modern dancer or ice skater. Hiding his face with a mask he tries to run away to avoid answering questions, but who is chasing him?