“They are not drawings, strictly speaking, these works by Luciana Rattazzi, because there are no lines in them; neither are they paintings, as they lack strokes and colour. They are highly expressive artifices which control the texture of the paper with black and white powders, coal and perborate, and which inspire those who look at them with the gigantic spirit of the sea, suspended and doubtful. When united, black and white become grey, more or less grey depending on the quantity of white or black powders, dosed by an absolutely spatial intention. […] A pictorial case of nature, one of the most daunting challenges for painters and poets, is prodigiously traced by a severe quasi-nothing that opens to possible visions and tackles the greatest themes: the volume of the sky, mist and dust particles, the cosmic forms of foam, and light, fragile like hope and eternal like expectation, that appears in the distance, on the horizon line. […]”
The volume, curated by Eleonora Burlando, features a collection of some of the most interesting works left by Luciana Rattazzi; the large selection of texts provide in-depth analyses of the artist, the technique utilized and the theme tackled.