1954 · Italy
Giovannoni's painting takes its cue from the metropolitan landscape of Rome and transfigures its places in deserts of light, where city traffic and chaos are reduced to silence. Really existing places expand and change their boundaries. Spaces of the Roman metropolis that lose identity to become territories of the absolute with a strong poetic suggestion. They are beaches, marinas, parks, green meadows, glimpses of the city in which he lives - Rome - taken from life, with quick touches of pen during his silent wandering, on very small notebooks, which can be in the palm of the hand. Then, it is in the secret of the studio that large-format works with sparkling colors are born, with bright midday skies.