Monday, 1 February 1999

48th Venice Biennale - Michele Drascek's article

Michele Drascek

Alla Biennale di Venezia. L’albero di Bruno

In the Venice Biennal. Bruno's tree


Il Pepe Verde. Rivista di letture e letterature.

Centro Servizi Culturali del Comune di Anagni (Frosinone),

Arti Grafiche Tofani, Alatri (Frosinone), n.8/2001

in Whither The Arts? Japanese Pavillon, the 48th Venice Biennale, June 12 – November 7, 1999, The Japan Foundation © 2001, Tokyo

Friday, 1 January 1999

In the highest point any lamentation

An interpretation of The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, painting created by Andrea Mantegna around 1480. Drascek choose this famous painting to create a drawing that - in the face anatomical details - is also a portrait. But here no one is weeping for his death: the absence/silence is the central topic of the drawing, the right quiet silence.

Exhibited in Omaggio a Gorizia. Umetniki Gorici (Homage to Gorizia) in Kulturni Center Lojze Bratuz, Gorizia. Produced in 1999.

In the highest point any lamentation
Pencil, charcoal and acrylic on paper
70 x 100 cm.
[ © private collection]