Historic artwork of Madonnari arrives in Conflenti: Tiberio and Marta Mazzocchi paint the Virgin of Visor

Conflenti – The traditional Madonnari artwork seems within the small village of Reventino. To revive it, Tiberio Mazzocchi and his daughter Marta. Two Lombard artists painted with chalk Madonna of the Oak Visor. The initiative is a part of the 2022 version “Completely happy and Conflenti” pageant that occupies the village till July 30 with conventional music, workshops, conferences and tastings. This 12 months, to make this occasion extra enticing, the presence of Madonnari masters: “poor” however worthwhile sacred artwork, at present carried out by few artists on the planet. The fervour that Tiberio handed on to his daughter, a lover of the Competition and Conflenti, drew his father into this new, tough journey. The work was really finished instantly on the Sampietrini, one of the tough surfaces to work on, and with solely powder “within the purest historical artwork”, with no liquid to behave as an adhesive. The power of the works depends upon atmospheric phenomena, the wind can simply take up some particulars, and the rain spoils the design. Artwork as ephemeral as it’s fascinating. They each labored for days and the result’s wonderful.


“I reinterpret sacred artwork in a contemporary tone”

Grasp madonnaro’s purpose is to “deliver this artwork again to the current day”. He tells of his beginnings within the sector round 2000: “I studied this artwork on the road by taking a look at different Madonnari as if it was a course… I noticed a Madonnaro working and I used to be round to watch him. Studying is a really lengthy course of. The approach is kind of tough: it’s important to work on surfaces akin to asphalt, stone and on this case on paving stones, that are very difficult. It’s important to be so expert in drawing that it stops (between one stone and the following) and it’s important to think about it as if it had been entire, however not seeing ”.

Marta can also be self-taught: “As a younger lady, I additionally began to take part in festivals. I watched madonnari like my father and slowly this ardour was born in me too ”. In addition they share music collectively. There are numerous similarities between the music and the artwork of Madonnara, explains Marta: each are ephemeral. Within the sense that the work solely lasts when you {photograph} it and the music when you file it, however then taking a look at an image or listening to a tune will not be the identical as seeing and listening to it stay.

On this method, Mazzocchi explains: “It is purely Italian artwork. Aside from Italy, it is vitally uncommon, it doesn’t exist anymore … I additionally went to Germany and America in Little Italy the place I’ve attended huge festivals like Baltimore, however I do not actually care about this kind of artwork abroad. ” Thus, the artist invented a brand new key to draw new generations and be appreciated even past borders: “my specialization, along with the ordered holy work, as on this case, when I’m supposed to color an area Madonna, I normally reinterpret sacred artwork in a contemporary and up to date tone, I replace I deliver it to 2022 with new content material and new messages. Reinterpretation of sacred artwork, bringing it again to the current day. I also can do that in Germany and America. So these numbers convey a really exact and complicated message. ” All this by not portray sacrilegious photos, however by combining numerous components and entrusting work to vital messages. Exterior of Italy, this artwork is now a part of Avenue artwork.


“Being a Madonnari is a lifestyle”

“The primary Madonnari,” he continues, is alleged to have come from Veneto. Then, over time, they moved south, particularly to Apulia, as these traditions had been considerably misplaced within the north. After the Nineteen Seventies, on the Competition delle Grazie in Curtatone, Mantua province, the organizers tried to deliver collectively all of the Madonnari who had barely dispersed. And from there this story of Madonnari participating in an important festivals on the planet was created. On this pageant, which historically takes place on August 15, there are dozens of Madonnari who all work collectively, working 24 hours a day from the afternoon ”. Folks favor to work within the night and at evening additionally as a result of asphalt can burn their fingers “it is a very tiring and tiring job,” says Marta, who explains how historic Madonnari did it to work and remembers: “Stractetto and Pino (two Madonnari who’re not there ma) they actually lived life on the road. Now, through the years, there are additionally research on this artwork, many individuals who apply it, studied and do inventive work. However there’s something that’s transmitted anyway, a bit like conventional music. ” As a result of being a Madonnari “is a lifestyle.”

Mantua is due to this fact an important pageant at dwelling and overseas, however there are additionally different vital festivals, akin to Nocera Inferiore or Calabria in Taurianova, San Costantino Albanese, during which each artists have participated. In several international locations of Italy, not solely festivals, competitions with prizes and participation in patronage festivals are organized. Marta remembers her experiences in Borgo Ticino, the place the massive neighborhood of Conflent lives, she additionally considered creating Madonna. Work that’s normally finished individually, however occurs, as on this case, to create a picture in pairs, “we’ve a division of roles. Work is private, and dealing collectively creates one other dimension, there should be area administration. On this artwork madonnara paints from high to backside and there should even be coordination from a bodily perspective. “

In Conflenti, then, after the big mural of a portray youngster and a e book, sought by the younger affiliation “Libramenti”, these days you possibly can admire the work of the Madonnari, who in a short while created, with a lot of element, the Madonna della Quercia of Visora.




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