Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEW VESUVIAN LANDSCAPES

"Suspended in time, bridled in circular forms, the landscapes images bear a paradoxical resemblance to the uncontaminated beauty of 19th Century paintings belonged to the Neapolitan School of Posillipo".
This series represents a chronicle of abused nature. We are at the foot of Vesuvius; a volcano dormant since 1944, a national park since 1995, and home to several archaeological UNESCO sites. This is a notorious volcano, not only for its unique landscape, but also for the human tragedies it has dispensed in the past.  For some time, Vesuvius has been the sole guardian of itself as well as the surrounding nature, which has been allowed to grow undisturbed. It is a site enjoyed for centuries by international tourists for its historical sites that are without comparison, and for the Grand Tour, popular among artists and the public. 

The result is a sprawling settlement, against all logic and rules: the security, the preservation of the environment and the identity of the place. Palazzos and villas, hotels and restaurants all lay their foundations on the shaky ground of Vesuvius. 

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