Col Tempo

Artist Blog by Valerio Polici

A portrait of old age resulting from an artist's residency in a hospice in Matera on behalf of the social cooperative Il Sicomoro. Subterraneously guided by Giorgione's work (Vecchia), in which a scroll reads the words "Col tempo" (With Time), hence the title, I imagined a possible translation of the woman's harsh and dramatic gaze, which I found difficult to sustain for a long time.

Despite the full freedom given to me by the commissioner, the delicacy of the theme forced me to shy away from an easy representation of the monstrous. The bundle of images that ideally emanates from those eyes are photographs with a bare, essential, and delicate character as possible.

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