La casa di Lenin

by Paolo Simonazzi


Photographs: Paolo Simonazzi

Text: Sandro Parmiggiani, Claudio Gavioli

Publisher: Gente di Fotografia

84 pages

Year: 2021

ISBN: 9788890611629

Price: 22

Comments: Italian and English; 16x20 cm.

Someone whose name is Lenin must necessarily have a distinguished path. Too strong is the imprinting, the trademark that recalls peasant struggles, popular consciousness, the great communist dream that was broken with the Soviet dictatorship but that for us, especially in our Emilian lowlands, remained an unrealized utopia. And so those who carry on their shoulders what is not so much a burden as an honor, consecrate their lives to the Spartan life in the fields, painted with the colors of the countryside, perfumed by the smell of hay and stables, framed by the sunsets when the grass changes color. And it is the work in the fields, the peace of nature that brings men closer to poetry. Poetry of things and of the soul, language that feeds on the vibrations of the humid, fertile, sometimes arid earth. [...] Paolo Simonazzi's photographic eye perfectly captures the nature of things and makes them live again in their essence made of pastel colors, creative disorder, fragments of lived life. [... The opaque mirror that reflects the old typewriter, the brass chandelier that hangs from the ceiling of worn beams, the old broken-down Jaguar, almost an oxymoron in the proletarian context that welcomes it, the barn with its slanting doors open to the outside where the animals feed on light and freedom in defiance of the dark mechanized farms, the bizarre clock with the effigy of "Che" on the hand-embroidered lace of the sideboard, the pendulum on the wall and the old black and white photo of a soccer team: this is the universe that relives thanks to Simonazzi's sensitive and participating lens, a world of objects that seem to watch over with their silent testimony the placid succession of the seasons, when after winter, as Zucchero Fornaciari, another son of these lands, sings, the snowfields bloom. A small world but with a big heart.

(from the text of the book by Claudio Gavioli)


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La casa di Lenin

by Paolo Simonazzi


Photographs: Paolo Simonazzi

Text: Sandro Parmiggiani, Claudio Gavioli

Publisher: Gente di Fotografia

84 pages

Year: 2021

ISBN: 9788890611629

Price: 22

Comments: Italian and English; 16x20 cm.

Someone whose name is Lenin must necessarily have a distinguished path. Too strong is the imprinting, the trademark that recalls peasant struggles, popular consciousness, the great communist dream that was broken with the Soviet dictatorship but that for us, especially in our Emilian lowlands, remained an unrealized utopia. And so those who carry on their shoulders what is not so much a burden as an honor, consecrate their lives to the Spartan life in the fields, painted with the colors of the countryside, perfumed by the smell of hay and stables, framed by the sunsets when the grass changes color. And it is the work in the fields, the peace of nature that brings men closer to poetry. Poetry of things and of the soul, language that feeds on the vibrations of the humid, fertile, sometimes arid earth. [...] Paolo Simonazzi's photographic eye perfectly captures the nature of things and makes them live again in their essence made of pastel colors, creative disorder, fragments of lived life. [... The opaque mirror that reflects the old typewriter, the brass chandelier that hangs from the ceiling of worn beams, the old broken-down Jaguar, almost an oxymoron in the proletarian context that welcomes it, the barn with its slanting doors open to the outside where the animals feed on light and freedom in defiance of the dark mechanized farms, the bizarre clock with the effigy of "Che" on the hand-embroidered lace of the sideboard, the pendulum on the wall and the old black and white photo of a soccer team: this is the universe that relives thanks to Simonazzi's sensitive and participating lens, a world of objects that seem to watch over with their silent testimony the placid succession of the seasons, when after winter, as Zucchero Fornaciari, another son of these lands, sings, the snowfields bloom. A small world but with a big heart.

(from the text of the book by Claudio Gavioli)


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La casa di Lenin

by Paolo Simonazzi


Photographs: Paolo Simonazzi

Text: Sandro Parmiggiani, Claudio Gavioli

Publisher: Gente di Fotografia

84 pages

Year: 2021

ISBN: 9788890611629

Price: 22

Comments: Italian and English; 16x20 cm.

Someone whose name is Lenin must necessarily have a distinguished path. Too strong is the imprinting, the trademark that recalls peasant struggles, popular consciousness, the great communist dream that was broken with the Soviet dictatorship but that for us, especially in our Emilian lowlands, remained an unrealized utopia. And so those who carry on their shoulders what is not so much a burden as an honor, consecrate their lives to the Spartan life in the fields, painted with the colors of the countryside, perfumed by the smell of hay and stables, framed by the sunsets when the grass changes color. And it is the work in the fields, the peace of nature that brings men closer to poetry. Poetry of things and of the soul, language that feeds on the vibrations of the humid, fertile, sometimes arid earth. [...] Paolo Simonazzi's photographic eye perfectly captures the nature of things and makes them live again in their essence made of pastel colors, creative disorder, fragments of lived life. [... The opaque mirror that reflects the old typewriter, the brass chandelier that hangs from the ceiling of worn beams, the old broken-down Jaguar, almost an oxymoron in the proletarian context that welcomes it, the barn with its slanting doors open to the outside where the animals feed on light and freedom in defiance of the dark mechanized farms, the bizarre clock with the effigy of "Che" on the hand-embroidered lace of the sideboard, the pendulum on the wall and the old black and white photo of a soccer team: this is the universe that relives thanks to Simonazzi's sensitive and participating lens, a world of objects that seem to watch over with their silent testimony the placid succession of the seasons, when after winter, as Zucchero Fornaciari, another son of these lands, sings, the snowfields bloom. A small world but with a big heart.

(from the text of the book by Claudio Gavioli)


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