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ART AS AN INNER QUEST
glossed catalogue of paintings 1978-1979
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
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The Mother
1978.01.15
100 x 80, oil on canvas
It is as though the previous paintings had prepared the artist for the loss of his mother, who perishes in February, 1978. In this painting, dating to the days which follow the loss, there is the image of the mother, now old and tired: as if she were sitting at one end of a wall, in the very point where the wall finishes, just like life finishes also; and she inundated by a halo of light.



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Epifhanya
1978
80 x 100, oil on canvas
This, too, is a birth: a baby is conceived, created from an incredible magic, dense with mystery. It is as if he were the son of the fabulous sphinx that we can admire in the painting. If one were then to look at the baby’s profile and were to try and concentrate more on the background’s black than on the new-born’s white skin, you shall behold the outline of an old man, an aspect of the exact same mystery.



Aeneas and Anchises
1978
120 x 90, oil on canvas







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Durante il terribile incendio di Troia, Enea trae in salvo il vecchio padre. Come è bello che egli lo porti in grembo come un bimbo, e che i due volti siano teneramente accostati.



This detail brings back to mind another painting.
See:
The Death of our Lord 1979


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