Special Price €1200.00
Watercolor on 100% cotton acid -free paper
Paper type: 640 g/m2 - 300 lb CANSON AQUARELLE
Size: 56 x 76 cm / 22x30 in
This artwork will be shipped rolled in a tube
In Raissa, life is not happy.‘ (Polo goes on to describe a place of daily frustrations and misery.) ‘And yet, in Raissa, at every moment there is a child in a window who laughs to see a dog that has jumped on a shed to bite into a piece of polenta dropped by a stonemason who has shouted from the top of the scaffolding, “Darling, let me dip into it,” to a young serving-maid who holds up a dish of ragout under the pergola, happy to serve it to the umbrella-maker who is celebrating a successful transaction, a white lace parasol bought to display at the races by a great lady in love with an officer who has smiled at her taking the last jump, happy man, and happier still his horse, flying over the obstacles, seeing a francolin flying in the sky, happy bird freed from its cage by a painter happy at having painted it feather by feather, speckled with red and yellow in the illumination of that page in the volume where the philosopher says: “Also in Raissa, city of sadness, there runs an invisible thread that binds one living being to another for a moment, then unravels, then is stretched again between moving points as it draws new and rapid patterns so that at every second the unhappy city contains a happy city unaware of its own existence.‘
Raissa is the unhappy city which contains a happy one: The unhappy gray city is jealous of the colored golden city.