The Ettore Fico Museum asked the artist to rework the event poster “Dreamers” in a new way. The only constrain to be respected was the format.
Usually applied arts adapt to visual arts, the latter are still considered more important than the first. In this case the opposite happened. Visual arts have adapted to choices previously made by applied arts.
“Silvia Margaria reworks the poster in a dedicated collage that includes botanical references such as real clovers glued, and flowers and leaves drawn using red crayons. The artist adds a face to the existing one, it’s a woman with her eyes closed, she is Meret Oppenheim, sorceress and muse of the Surrealism, the movement born from some Freudian reflections. The woman’s face appears locked in her thoughts, enveloped by the screen of the botanical fragments, like a sort of Ofelia in John Everett Millais’s painting, teasing us to join her in a far, dream-like dimension”.
(Andrea Busto, Ettore Fico Museum director).
collage su lenzuolo in lino con ricamo