José Manuel BALLESTER
fantasía italiana (serie espacios ocultos)
DIMENSIONS: 89,5 x 154 cm
TECHNICAL: digital printing on Airtex PVC
EDITION: 1/5 + 1 AP
This work is the result of the combination of two previous works that belong to the series Hidden Spaces. On the one hand, that which is based on the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and on the other, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli.
In Italian Fantasy these two artists converge in a fiction in which they had made a joint painting. In this exercise the intention is to posit a way of understanding history in a much more flexible and relative way and not solely on the basis of those testimonies that have survived the passage of time.
The humidity of the atmosphere carries a deep scent of orange blossom and a slight aroma of cypress, transforming the air into an intense perfume whose freshness the two artists could feel on their faces during the execution of their work and which is revived by the verism the image conveys to us.
José Manuel Ballester. 2015