Artist: Alessandro Nesci
b. 1970, Rome, Italy
Title: Portrait of A Girl (A Series of Paintings on Expressionism, oil painting on canvas with artistic made preparations)
Date: Early 2000's
I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Nesci about his inspiration for the series of paintings in which this piece is included and this is what he stated:
I tried to paint the portrait of a female figure, a girl. A girl who was born where humanity was born. In this case, the naked breast represents both the ancestral nature of the nude and the emancipation and sexuality together.
However, I want to emphasize something that is very important for me in art: every fencer of the work or of poetry, has different sensations and emotions in front of the art. And the readings, the explanations of the works are multiple: the one that gives the artist (but is not unique) and the one that gives the user (which is full of experiences derived from their personal experience, from their culture, social extraction, etc.) .
So, the explanation that I gave the picture, it's just a technical explanation and my personal content. But it does not have to influence who looks at the work.
More information found here:
in man’s deep sleep
teaching us to come quietly
to gather the meat of the rib
between the rustle of leaves
to make something of it
to bear the burdens of masculinity
while naked and scattered
undone by romance
in the seam of her toes
who was she?
the one who hungered for fruit?
the heritage of sin?
the anguish of birth?
the evolution of bone from bone flesh of flesh?
or is she simply
the echo of mankind
where I am too just a fallen woman?
"Eve after Alessandro Nesci's Portrait of a Girl" has been published in the poetry chapbook Cry Sweat Bleed Write