Cofounder with Ceccobelli and Tirelli of the so-called Nuova Scuola Romana or School of San Lorenzo, Pizzi Cannella recovers a new type of figuration, which, unlike Transavanguardia, confronts the many materials produced by contemporary civilization. The location of the district of San Lorenzo, a proletarian district of Rome at the time, is indicative of the desire for urban regeneration of these then young artists. So, for the author, the man as a painted subject is confronted with the objects produced by the world of consumption and then reinterpreted. In this work of 1983, in particular, the character who appears on the right seems almost an exhausted descendant of the famous scream of Munch. Hooks gravitate across the background of brownish color, perhaps parts of the reinforcing of concrete clinging and preventing movement. Wise is the color rendering, otherworldly and fickle the physiognomy of the protagonist, whose delicate gray hands become diaphanous until they disappear.


  • Title: From the diary of the fool
  • Creator: Piero Pizzi Canella

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