Monday, July 17, 2006
SYMMETRICAL SYMBOLS OF A PERFECT LIFESTYLE
When MARIALUISA conceives a painting , consciously or not , she always takes proportions into account , and , then , when the lay-out is well defined , she adds more and more details until all the aspects of the scene she has in her mind , are well represented and meaningful .
This is a very good example of this creative process : in this canvas , which was painted in Australia , some 20 or so years ago , You can find all the elements of " a perfect life " !!
MARIALUISA celebrated a return to our origins ... to the simple rural things she experienced in her childhood : the peace and serenity of a small village , where the art of survival wasn't motive for shame ; the sense of shelter and protection only a close-knit community can give ; the triumph of Mother Nature , which provided everything needed , not only food ... is still recognized with gratitude and should be badly missed in our technological society !!!
The secret - MARILUISA thinks - would be to go back to the traditions and customs of other times ... She found inspiration , in that case , in a rural village in SE CHINA , but , in her heart , she could have been anywhere else : it wasn't ethnicity or geography which dictated her feelings and motivated her brushes ....
There ... she felt home , for a while ( and still does , in her painting ! ) .
She wishes that everybody can feel the same , while enjoying all the small details that make this picture a symbol itself of their own lives !!
Think about it !!!
Monday, July 10, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
MARIALUISA GIOVANNINI CANNOT FORGET WHERE SHE IS COMING FROM : SHE , TOO , WAS SHOUTING ....... « FORZA AZZURRI !!!!!! »
Last night , after one of the greatest football matches of all times , Marialuisa was so happy and wanted to celebrate !!
She found , in her archives , an old painting , she had almost forgotten .... It was painted in Australia , in a moment of great " nostalgia " ; it depicts a very Italian scene ( not the stereotypical dish of spaghetti or pizza , though .. ) , a mysterious mask of joy and sadness chosen to blend in with its surroundings , to give a glimpse , to make an example , of what it feels to be ITALIAN .
I know an artist has no home , no boundaries .... but , sometimes , it only takes a football match to discover where one's heart is ....