Monday, October 3, 2011

"Death Shall Come and It will have Your Eyes"
The Works of Mario Giacomelli

In his youth, the films of Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini spoke to Mario Giacomelli and the subsequent photographs he took of the old and infirmed in nursing homes, priests at play in the snow and tattered cloth against stark landscapes speak to a sense of other-worldliness and isolation. If they remind me of Father Karras' visit to his mother in the nursing home or the imagery in Dreyer's Vampyr more than De Sica and Rossellini that is merely the result of an artist communicating across space and time in which the message sent is received not literally but interpretatively.






In order from the top:
1. Untitled from series Death Shall Come and It will have Your Eyes (1962)
2. Untitled from series Theatre of Snow (1954 - 1986)
3. Scanno (1957)
4. Pretini #72 (1962-1963)
5. Untitled from series Theatre of Snow (1954 - 1986)