Pietro Ruffo : Liberty House - Chiesa Monti, Siena
To mark the occasion of the San Martino, known as the Italian Indian Summer, Alteria Art is pleased to present Pietro Ruffo’s installation entitled Liberty House (2011) in the barn of the house Chiesa Monti, near Siena, Tuscany. In this setting, Liberty House will be one house immersed inside another which then encapsulates a rich forest interior created by the artists’ hand in watercolour which is then cut out and collaged for this illustrious effect. On one of the walls a verse by Lebanese poet, painter and philosopher Khalil Gibran is superimposed in relief: "And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed."
This highly worked interior is a personal space of meditation and reflection on the idea of individual liberty to which Ruffo dedicates most of his work.
To coincide with this future installation an etching has been created which shows the trees to the side of the barn that Ruffo sketched on his trip to Chiesa Monti earlier this year. Aquatint has been used to create atmosphere in the sky whilst a cut out has been made in the centre of the image which represents the barn and echoes Ruffo’s signature style whilst he experiments with the medium of etching which is new to him.
The title of the etching is Torno A Caso In Una Casa Spero Sia La Mia which, when translated means, I sometimes return to a house that I hope would be mine.
The print is a limited edition of 25. To purchase the print, visit our SHOP