HISTORY OF MEN AND STONES

 

 

 

ARTISTIC TRAILS IN THE CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK

History of men and stones

This is how I chose to narrate them - without heroism or vauting, without "affability" or idealism. I painted men of times gone by who saved their land by raising walls, stone upon stone. These men decided to undertaked this opus independently, that is without subjection, and this is why upon seeing their portayal someone commented, "there's toil but also serenity in their faces". Hard but serene faces. faces like the landscape with wrinkles like furrows that do not welcome impostors, jesters or the high and mighty, but seeds of freedom. Ipainted men that prop up the land: one passes stones between strawberry trees and honeysuckles, another places stones among salamanders and yet another hits the stones and frightens the jays.

 

Silvio Benedetto 
  

HISTORY OF MEN AND STONES
 Riomaggiore (SP)



 

SILVIO BENEDETTO by SIAE 2006 testo e foto