“Points of view”, this is how women see the landscape
Carlotta, Giuditta and Annibale Parisi – three artists in one – who whilst playing transform objects and allow one to enter a more than real reality
Among the Brunello vineyards, three Montalcino artists propose a work of art that resembles a game but instead helps us to consider the concepts of vision and gender. A pile of rubble with some metal wheel-barrows positioned on top, but these wheelbarrows positioned upside down are now seats and the position is particularly apt to admire the beautiful countryside all around. Is this an invitation for guests? Of course it is !
The wheelbarrows have been painted with the images of women. Echoes of Léger, Picasso, Modigliani, Gauguin, Frida Khalo, Matisse and only one by the poetic Carlotta Parisi … is this a game too? Evidently it is. A situation half way between the daily work routine and a dream, with its revelation transformations of reality which is more than real. This is the work of art by Carlotta, Giuditta and Annibale Parisi, it is a consideration on the concept of vision: reality which changes according to the point of viewing, objects which transform thanks to imagination, women how are seen in a different way with the passing of time, and they have a vision of the world dictated “by gender”.
“Punti di vista”-“Points of view” is one of a series of works of art, created by Tuscan artists, to accompany the quotations by the winners of the Casato Prime Donne award. This is practically an open air museum wanted by Donatella Cinelli Colombini near her winery staffed by women. Here the theme “woman” is a categorical imperative and the three Parisi family members have filled it with new and decidedly intriguing contents.
Here we will tell you the birth of “Punti di vista” with characters and episodes which have brought the work of art to its accomplishment. A family of artists, the Parisis, similar to those medieval painters in workshops where everyone had their role in the production of a work of art.
Giuditta the more conceptual, has the idea, Annibale with his dexterity as an
artisanal artist, finds the materials and the shapes, while Carlotta adds lyricism and poetry with intense colours like enamels. In the end it is evident that they are three parts of the same artist, who thinks and works together out of habit.
For “Punti di vista” it is still Giuditta who gets the initial idea: the work of art must “provoke” the child in each visitor, touch the playful soul which is inside each of us. It must be light, colourful and interact with the environment creating a connection with the land.
Nobody knows how to do it though. Then something happens, which solves the problem. Annibale takes a big stone from the woods to his house, and then upturns the wheel barrow to sit down and have a rest. Here is the first game. During the same morning, with the arrival of his granddaughters, the wheelbarrow changes again…. The girls sit inside the wheelbarrow while the adults run and push them around the garden as used to be done many years ago in the farmhouse courtyards.
So these are the “wheelbarrow seats” for the new installation. An idea with all the right ingredients: game, lightness, interactivity, connection with the land: Then the Parisis realise that to develop it they must create a mini building site with a lot of rubble upon which they are to position the wheelbarrows. Another game between the visitor and the work of art: true or false, similar or real?
This is where Carlotta enters the scene, who with her illustrative streak and a subject very dear to her, chooses to paint women on the wheelbarrows practically playing with this subject’s artistic precedents.
The work of art was first born in the mind of the three artists and then in the Brunello vineyards at Casato Prime Donne, with stops at the mechanic to fix the colours and some help from Beppe, Paolo and Daniele in its creation.
Now it is ready and accessible to visitors, another reason to come to Montalcino and admire the splendid Val d’Orcia panorama from lots of different points of view.
Carlotta Parisi. Born in Montalcino in 1975 has studied editorial illustrating in Milan. She came back to Montalcino in 2004 to create her studio-shop at the top of the village where she illustrates books, paints and draws. The paper sculptures are the last evolution of her creativity. In 2011 her Paper Cirkus toured all of Italy with the famous transformer Arturo Brachetti. In 2012 her sculptures were chosen for the Biennale di Santorini (Greece.) At present her works of art are exhibited in Montalcino in several locations of the historic centre.
Annibale Parisi born in Palermo in1946, he lives in Montalcino and is Giuditta and Carlotta’s father. Artist or passion he is a sculptor and he draws, he edits and builds books. He creates ceramics, pipes and furniture, he rears horses, he cultivates vines, and he hand paints one by one his Brunello labels.
Giuditta Parisi. Born in Montalcino in 1972, after her degree in Communications she works in marketing and in 2001 creates a graphic and communication studio called Archimedia. In 2011 she creates a brand “I GIOCHI DEL TALLURINO” thanks to which, with the “Gioco dell’Orcia ” and “Indovinando – Le Carte del Vino”, she receives recognition form UNESCO.