the window to the garden
Dogs and Cats are always welcomeExhibit Lidia Bagnoli
Refuges of quiet, oases of introspection, of hours of conversation and leisure, and not last, of northern Italy. Landscape colored paintings from the very first glance the accent of a strikingly painterly exhibit. Lidia Bagnoli, who lives in Bologna and Milan, spoils the eyes with the sight of fruit groves, arcadian garden spots where time seems to stand still. Luminous impressions of nature and occasional stark contrast filled pieces of architecture create the frames for figurative scenes, the small dramas of every day, dialogues or one, sketched in a semiabstract manner, of a newspaper reader tarrying in a garden chair. Dogs, but also cats are welcome guests in the technically cultivated, narrative-grounded world created by these paintings. With a touch of humour, drollery and irony the professor who teaches in Milan (subject: scenery design) reflects personal, intimate phenomena from country life and society. The remarkable repertoire of differentiated light and shadow management, the strategies for creating rhythms, the neat arrangements and intensification of a senses and fantasy appealing oil color palette set the tone.