!!!!!! FAMILY PORTRAITS and WHAT'S BEHIND 'EM !!!!!!
These two paintings , recently completed , which look so different from one another ... , actually have much in common !!
Marialuisa has taken , this time , the function and the meaning of a portrait much farther than in the past : The two sisters who have inspired the two canvasses , share , of course , common anatomical features , but , unmistakably , as any other individual on this planet , represent a very personal and intimate " world " , that - Marialuisa believes - it's a true Artist's duty to discover and interpret !!
So , without imposing her views , Marialuisa has tried to link to the two sisters' inner " landscapes " and , in these two paintings , she has focused on the identity of the subject , more than the exterior looks , that everybody can clearly see in a photograph or a meeting in person !!
Perhaps , Sofia and Niki , at this stage , might find some difficulties to recognize themselves or would argue that the image they'd like to project around , is not what they see now depicted by Marialuisa ... It is quite normal - the artist believes - that a " metaphysical " portrait won't match even our own expectations and might even confuse some " spectators "; but , she stresses , it is a powerful tool to abandon superficiality , start a new quest and discover what's hidden in front of our eyes !!
If the persons were what they look like ... probably , the mission of the Artist would be so limited to become just an other job !!