Rosae

Rosarum

Rosis

Anna Pennati

Il Rosario Philosophorum

di Anna Pennati

It is difficult to imagine enclosing over two years of work that Anna Pennati has devoted to the Rose in the few pages of a catalogue, or within the walls of an exhibition space.
I believe, however, that the result is as exciting as the subject itself, which is obviously not only to be understood in a physical sense but also in terms of all that can be associated with it by analogy and experience.
The exhibition is extraordinary for the depth of the subjects, which invite meditation just like great thoughts and great wines: to be sipped slowly so as not to become inebriated with such profound beauty.

the rose

 

 

 

Works of art to be meditated on, not least because of the choice of their size, which recalls ancient icons to be held in the hands while intoning prayers, canticles, and rosaries.
The Rose is present in many artworks, but perhaps no artist has dedicated as much time, passion, and work to it as Anna Pennati. And we are happy to be the first to propose this event, in the certainty that it will be a “new bead” in a “rosary philosophorum” fundamental to our common journey.

Anna Pennati
Mater
mixed media on board
15 3⁄4in x 11 13⁄16in
Anna Pennati
Mater n.2
mixed media on board
15 3⁄4in x 11 13⁄16in
"I plunged my face into the 100 petals of a rose ... and with my eyes closed ... I saw. The rose is not a flower but a vertigo; it is a temporal spiral in which to lose oneself. I have tried to go beyond the classical iconographies in order to perceive the origin of the origin, going beyond the known symbolic aspect and realising my 'visions' on the subject.
Anna Pennati
Suprema Dea
mixed media on board
24 1⁄64in x 14 11⁄64in
The rose is not a flower but a vertigo; it is a time spiral in which to lose oneself/yourself.
A couple of years ago, while tidying up my worktable, I realized that most of the drawings I had accumulated (over the last month) had a recurring theme: the mother. "I would like to work on this subject", I thought.
The need for a symbolic reference led me to the concept of “the rose", by analogy. I became even more enthusiastic about it, expanding it to such an extent that I dedicated over two years of work to it.
The new theme promised broader and less binding connections, while not betraying the initial idea.
I started working immediately. The ideas were in urgent need of implementation.
Anna Pennati
La favola di Adone
mixed media on board
19 11⁄16in x 15 3⁄4in
Anna Pennati
Cibele
mixed media on board
15 3⁄4in x 11 13⁄16in
Anna Pennati
Ishtar
mixed media on board
15 3⁄4in x 11 13⁄16in
Anna Pennati
Iside
mixed media on board
15 3⁄4in x 11 13⁄16in
An unique subject, the ROSE, seen in it's various aspect or symolical meanings.
a production of works based on the origin of the rose in a mystical, magical, spiritual, ancestral, and symbolic sense.

I have tried to go beyond the classical iconographies, wanting to perceive the origin of the origin, going beyond the known symbolic aspect, and realizing my visions on the subject.
So were born the artworks that You can see.
Anna Pennati

Anna Pennati
Black Madonna
mixed media on board
19 11⁄16in x 13 25⁄32in
Anna Pennati
Magnitudo rosa
Ink and collage on paper
13 25⁄64in x 92 9⁄64in
Anna Pennati
Ermetical Rose
Wood on board
11 13⁄16in x 11 13⁄16in
I have tried to go beyond the classical iconographies, wanting to perceive the origin of the origin, going beyond the known symbolic aspect, and realizing my visions on the subject.
So were born the artworks that You can see.
“TAT TVAM ASI”
...I AM THE WHOLE
Anna Pennati
The white Rose
acrylic and collage on canvas
11 39⁄64in x 81 7⁄64in
Anna Pennati
Vertigo
acrylic on canvas
11 39⁄64in x 81 7⁄64in

Sculptures

WHAT’S IN A NAME?
THAT WHICH WE CALL A ROSE,
BY ANY OTHER NAME
WOULD SMELL AS SWEET.
(WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – ROMEO AND JULIET – ATTO II SCENA II)
Anna Pennati
Venus
wood
11 13⁄16in x 11 13⁄16in x 15 3⁄4in
Anna Pennati
Rosae Rosarum Rosis
mixed media on board
17 23⁄32in x 35 7⁄16in

Catalogue available

300 copies - color - 40 pages

It's possible to obtain a personal dedication from the artist

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We could quote the rose ad infinitum, right up to the most recent
novelists and poets; sometimes trivialized materially,
often sung about for its beauty, but ultimately
always admired with respect.
We owe so much to this flower, for the inspiration it
has given us and will bring us, that perhaps we should stay
in silence to observe, to feel, to perceive, to
let ourselves be carried away.
We owe so much to this flower.
Luca Temolo Dall'Igna

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