Friday, January 27, 2012

BEAUTY: Watercolor--Barbara Bargiggia

This lovely, heartbreaking series by Italian artist Barbara Bargiggia speaks to the ideas of winter, hibernation, dormancy, hiding, transformation, protection, love, being in a state of communion with nature, the power and spirit of the natural world, and the destructive intrusion of man into that state of grace. It has the texture of a tragic fairy tale.

Bargiggia's watercolor work feels more like illustration. Although I don't have a precise narrative for this set of highly evocative images, I can feel the longing and the powerful emotions inherent in the actions depicted.

She does not have a dedicated presence on the net but she does however have a Flickr account where she posts her art.

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