Artu, Portomaggiore

Year 2021
Title Verginese still life (subscribe to Premium to remove chimney from the picture)

        A still life paying homage to the surrounding Verginese area, composed of a central sculpture by Roberto Melli, an early 1900s ferrarese artist, part of the “Scuola Romana”; a hand of saint patron Charles Borromeo; a pomegranate fruit and a typical local delicacy: the salama da sugo.

The building's chimney, intentionally left unpainted, splits the painting in two, impeding the full view of the original picture as it was virtually intended and, as a byproduct of such spatial role, becomes part of the composition itself.