Technique: Oil on canvas and semi-precious stones (Ruby in matrix, Onyx, snow-flake Obsidian, black Tourmaline and white Agate)
Dimensions: 100×80 cm
This allegoric painting recalls, through a revisitation with premonition of historical image, the first tragic nuclear attack of an American plane on Hiroshima in the morning of august 6Th 1945, which, followed by the second attack on Nagasaki, determined the end of second world War.
A theme always difficult to handle and never to be forgotten or set aside. A better future must be constructed keeping in mind past errors and this is the strong message I pass on the observer.
“Little boy”, as the bomb was called, is set in raw black Tourmaline at the very Centre of the painting straight under the atomic mushroom. While Onyx underlines the deformed nose of the evil spirit. Blood drops on the agonizing person are rendered by Ruby matrix.
The prevailing black and white image recalls the past time while the Bordeaux red represents the blood of the victims of this absurd tragedy.