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Known and Unknown Heroes. From the Risorgimento, the Future

  • Author Daniele Fissore
  • Edited by Maria Angela Carra Linguerri
  • Size 23x28. cm
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 104
  • Illustrations 69
  • Language English and Italian
  • Year 2011
  • ISBN 9788842220350
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50

The heroes of Daniele Fissore

Daniele Fissore's "Eroi" pictorial cycle was born in 1985, inspired by the men who made the Unification of Italy. It consists of portraits that interpret and revisit in contemporary mode the sculptural monuments dedicated to the protagonists of the Risorgimento. Fissore decontextualises the sculptures in such a way that they could belong to any city in Italy. These works condense pictorial interpretation, sculptural references and the unveiling of psychological traits. The painting becomes an interpretative and revelatory tool of the symbolism and singularity of each sculpture. They are humanised images of the fathers of the fatherland, where the source of inspiration, which inaugurated the Heroes series in 1985, is that passionate hero for whom the artist has always had a boundless admiration, Santorre di Santarosa, to whom a square is dedicated in Savigliano, Fissore’s hometown. Other heros are: Silvio Pellico, Giuseppe Mazzini, Vittorio Emanuele II, Guglielmo Pepe, Lajos Kossuth, Vincenzo Gioberti, Cesare Balbo, Giuseppe Verdi, Carlo Alberto, Massimo D'Azeglio, Cavour and, of course, Giuseppe Garibaldi. For Fissore, the Risorgimento carries on, through the Resistance in World War II, up to the present day. Hence the monument to the "Unknown Hero". Fissore represents him from behind, deliberately anonymous; he is the modern, contemporary hero and represents the daily work of affirming the democratic values on which the Italian Republic is founded.