Competitor with the 1979 Lubiam Prize, and at the time noted by the director of the Academy of Carrara, Ettore Cecconi distinguishes himself with this remarkable work, a fantastic transfiguration of the natural world. The influence of the great English masters, from Bacon and Sutherland, is evident here, yet reinterpreted through almost disturbing colors. His ability to create, through the juxtaposition of differently painted areas, a contemporary monster that stands out against a double-tinted background is excellent. The final result is surrealism tempered by a certain sweetness. Cecconi was also present in that year with a work entitled Il Pappagallo.