Rossano B Maniscalchi, ‘Feeling Light’, ca. 2010, Screaming Abdabs Gallery

‘Feeling Light’ is an image of three resplendant beauties reposing, with some abandon, in a luxurious electric blue pool of water that glistens with energy and warmth. The scene is flooded with a spectacular array of sparkling colours that permeate through the saphire sea. Vibrant magenta and ruby red costumes, a luscious lime flare of fabric with delicate white and gold waterlilies. However, the rapture of these three carefree women, as they close their eyes in dream-like fashion, is fraught with danger. They remain oblivious to both the viewer and the inquisitive octopus, with its slender tentacles poised to entangle the equally slender legs of the unsuspecting woman to the top left. A second octopus lies in wait for the woman top right, while two jellyfish await their chance of attack if the octopus deigns to investigate further. The central bather in red is flanked by predacious sharks and one can see a shoal of fish as they disperse in every direction at the sight of them. Indeed, one fish, at the head of the woman, is open mouthed as if trying to warn of the dangers that lurk so closely. Rossano Maniscalchi has created a scene of opulence and serenity, which is also charged with energy and agitation at the fate of these three recombant bathers. He successfully demonstrates the fragility of this utopia, how the possibility of it descending rapidly into dark chasms of chaos and destruction lies only a whisper away. The viewer is left to either celebrate this glorious moment without further thought or to ponder their fate, to consider the feasibility that they may simply glide through the water unharmed, as some glide through life, blissfully unaware of what is going on around them.

‘Feeling Light’ is a limited edition fine art photograph created by the acclaimed Italian photographer Rossano B Maniscalchi. Offered in 10 limited editions for sale exclusively at the ‘Screaming Abdabs Gallery’. The print quality is a minimum 300 dpi in four colour CMYK. Printed onto Canson Fine Art Cotton Paper, guaranteed 100 years to resist damage caused by UV light. Size of photographic print: 40 x 60 cm. Orientation of print is landscape. Mounted into a white compressed board frame to a depth of 15 cm, giving a total framed size of 70 x 90 cm and sealed in a clear laminate pocket to protect both the frame and the photographic print.

Signature: Signed by Rossano B Maniscalchi

Image rights: Textual Copyright © Screaming Abdabs 2017, Photograph Copyright © Rossano B Maniscalchi 2017; all rights reserved, no part of this image and text may be reproduced stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic mechanical photocopying recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the publisher and the copyright holder.

02–06 July 2011
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Celebrating 150 years of a united Italy
The Italian Institute of Culture Gallery
Sporkova 14, Prague 1, Czech Republic

02–06 November 2011
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition
Celebrating 150 years of a united Italy. Curator Vittorio Sgarbi
La Biennale di Venezia
Ca’ Giustinian, San Marco 1366/a 30124, Venezia, Italy

27 June – 30 November 2012
Exhibition title: All or Nothing
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery
Via degli Olmi 4/8, Bagno a Ripoli 50012, Florence, Italy

Face it, 200 pages, first published 2013 (5 copies available) €150.00 / £135.00 ISBN 978-80-260-4444-4

A Certificate of Provenance will be provided by Screaming Abdabs Gallery, signed by Rossano B Maniscalchi, dated and the Limited Edition number will be confirmed.

About Rossano B Maniscalchi

Italian, b. 1962, Firenze, Italy, based in Italy & USA

Solo Shows

2016
Castello di Sammizzano, 
Florence, Italy,
Rossano B Maniscalchi
2015
Palazzo Capponi, 
Florence, Italy,
Beyond
2012
Villa Olmi Resort Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
All or Nothing
2011
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
All or Nothing
2011
Biennale of Venice 54th International Art Exhibition, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
All or Nothing
2009
MANES Gallery, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Do Not Enter
2009
Bohemian National Hall Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
All or Nothing
2008
Gallery G Modern Art, 
Olomouc, Czechia,
Concept Quo?!
2008
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Concept Quo?!
2007
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Concept Quo?!
2006
Minimal Art Gallery, 
Trieste, Italy,
Piercing the Veil
2005
MIRO Gallery, 
Prague-Prague 1, Czechia,
Without Sound – Retrospective
2005
International Photographer’s Festival Gallery Sala Giubileo, 
Trieste, Italy,
Without Sound Celebrity Portraits
2005
Palazzo Covoni Gallery, 
Florence, Italy,
Without Sound Celebrity Portraits
2004
Italian Cultural Institute, 
Vancouver, BC, Canada,
In Broad Daylight
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