Mario Giacomelli

Written Landscapes

  • Edited by Corrado Benigni, Mauro Zanchi
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 96
  • Illustrations 50
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2017
  • ISBN 9788836636907
  • Price € 20,00  € 19,00
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Giacomelli’s landscape is both real and invented, just as his eye is both visionary and visual. It is a pretext to represent another situation. His landscapes are “written landscapes,” in which the horizon is almost completely eliminated: a fusion of time and non-time.
In his landscapes, the relationship between countryside and memory, between Giacomelli and a denied and accepted mother earth, is more dramatic, resulting in a dry and great representation. He captured the marks, material and furrows of the earth, and in them he found parallels with human bodies, since the earth, in his poetics, is the flesh of man.
Overall, his work is characterized by the richness of its internal references and of the developments that make it unique, both in its separate parts and as a whole. Hence his landscape series is deeply linked to another important chapter in his work: Motif suggested by the cut of a tree. Both of these studies are the best demonstration of his approach and his way of constructing an image. This is particularly true of this series of pictures, starting from the small details of nature, which convey a human breath. Like a visual alchemist, Giacomelli transforms the image into a “double vision.”

Texts by: Corrado Benigni, Mauro Zanchi, Katiuscia Biondi Giacomelli

Bergamo, Complesso monumentale di Astino, April - July 2017