2021 / Fine Art / Other (Non-Pro)

Va, Pensiero

  • Photographer
    Christian Basetti

[..]Oh my homeland, so beautiful but lost, Oh remembrance so beloved, but so painful. Golden harp inspiring the great Poets, Why are you so silent and abandoning yourself to tears? Rekindle memories in our hearts, Tell us again about our glorious past![..] The famous verses of italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, contained in "Va, Pensiero",from Nabucco opera, which inspired my project based on the beauty of old Italian decadent places, well recognizable heritage of our past. My intent is to represent the ancient Italian pride corrupted by time, with a pictorial style inspired by Caravaggio.

Born in 1979, my photographic passion was born with landscape photography, a combination of adventure and photography. Since he’s fond of architectural photography, even in this case he admires the iconicity of the great works of the ancient and modern world; he feels the challenge to make the great works talk through his shots,as if they were silent, narcissistic creatures, waiting for someone to express their greatness. In 2015, the passion converges in the photography of ancient decadent places, trying to give voice to these structures full of melancholy charm, with a Caravaggio style.