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Woodns taken an irrevocable decision ...

Woodns taken an irrevocable decision ... - WOODNS

The year was 1975, and we were in the spring. Woodns taken an irrevocable decision: he declared to the world and he swore to himself that from that day he painted most of his works outside, outside his box-office, in the midst of people and nature. Bought a tripod of metal, folding and red, and with that accessory began a new adventure. Adventure that lasted more than thirty years, until the day of his death. He was so excited about something that even dedicated a poem, just at his easel. (Click here)

Thus, day after day, he began to paint outdoors. Not fearing the summer heat or extreme cold of winter. Especially loved to portray the old buildings of the city, the oldest ones. Churches, villages, in particular old courts, views where the weather was unrelenting past, where the color of the materials and the soft voices of the men had been softly preserved only in ruins, but he with his magic pencil the ridonava life, recreating the ancient light, sometimes inserting characters in keeping with the attitudes of the time. By staging the vicissitudes of those people, reproducing the feats obsolete, giving them new animation and movement. Thus restoring those spaces to its former glory: buildings and historical areas were sometimes earmarked for demolition to make way for the modern and new complexes. Cut out those corners and the hatch of his pencils immortalized them, keeping an indelible part of our historical memory, giving us little snippets of life lived and passed. Anchors that, along with other fragments, shape and value the important mosaic of our origins.

Did not disdain to be in the midst of nature. Indeed, he considered it a mother and an inexhaustible source of inspiration. I copied the moods and situations of fleeting beauty. Main dishes that only she knows how to serve. So arose emotional landscapes and completely heterogeneous. Portraits of lakes rippling beneath leaden skies, or the same bodies of water taken in the quiet with clear skies or on the point end of a sunset from bright colors, or even in the shy pink of dawn. City asleep under a blanket of snow, trees, colorful autumns, spring flowers that stand out in green meadows, fields burned straw-views from the summer heat.

Thus it was that he began his adventure, sailing solo in the seas raging Art.

Out, even with the chill of winter: for jobs like this dedicated to Como.

Out, even with the chill of winter: for jobs like this dedicated to Como. - WOODNS

1985 snowfall (snowfall of the century) Oil on canvas 120x100 cm (private collection F. & M. B. W.)

At work, in the open air.

At work, in the open air. - WOODNS

Thus, day after day, Woodns began to paint outdoors ...

Viale joyful autumn

Viale joyful autumn - WOODNS

Watercolor on cotton paper, 56x76 cm

Buildings that were sometimes intended for demolition...

Buildings that were sometimes intended for demolition... - WOODNS

Ex factory  Castagna (Como) Blood on cotton paper 50x35 cm (Private collection F. & M.B.W.)


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Terracina, 10-17 agosto 2019 , "Oltre..."

Terracina, 10-17 agosto 2019 , "Oltre..." - WOODNS

Event not to be missed! Nadia Turella and Giovanna Sacchetti, two contemporary artists whose works are inspired by various themes imbued with present are on display. Arguments and questions, of a moral and current nature that although they do not want, concern us and touch us closely in this time and in our journey. Nadia, guides us and leads us with the significant and beautiful works, through antithetical worlds. Lands in which elements like, friendship and bullying, the right to childhood and violence against women and children, the discriminating color of the skin and the beauty of the colors of mother nature and its respect are contrasted. Giovanna with her enchanting works accompanies us and guides us in her enchanted world, made up of trees and figures, defined by her as "angelic" that speak of emotions, loneliness, anger and protest against all forms of violence. His figurative missive urges us to understand that we are all one and we must live in harmony with everything, respecting other beings. So the message of both enclosed in the title of the exhibition is "Beyond" as a wish ... Because there is always hope that everything will improve. F.B.W.


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