LA SERIE AZZURRA : EVORA
( 1999 - 2000 )
In one of her " short trips " , in 1999 , Marialuisa discovered the town of Evora , which draws its architectural mixture and apparent untidiness from a fascinating past .. different cultures , and successive occupations left indelible marks all over the place and have a powerful effect on most visitors .
Marialuisa too succumbed to this eerie atmosphere , and , almost unconsciously , found herself drawing imaginary structures , which , gradually affirmed their right to exist out of the domain of fantasy . In this instance , they took charge of the paintings , in a very powerful manner , and the results that we can see in the 4 examples here shown , are less surreal , than one can imagine !!
The paintings , still , present blue skies but carry already the seeds of the future developments , we will see soon