In this exhibition the photographer Aldo Basili
reveals to be once more the author who arose the interest of
photography’s lovers and not only of them, with his previous exhibitions
focused on Turin and other places.
These “Photo-Paints”, which reveal the already
characteristic style of Aldo Basili, represent the every-day life of
Venice, a Venice belonging to Venetians, with its “calli and campielli”
, with its bridges and …..sighs!
Aldo Basili well knows this town, he observes and
spies on it with love and respect, he catches its life and magic in his
pictures – numerous patient and loving shots – and then he gives it back
to us more luminous and warm, fascinating and colourful, melancholic and
mysterious, human and “chatterer”, never decadent neither a “ghost
city”! A Venice which the artist has already in his heart and in his
mind and he searches in the early hour of the morning…
Who visited Venice only for a short stay can get from
these images a different and stimulating picture, on the other hand for
those who have frequently stayed there and are able to recognize places
and atmospheres, it will be an exciting re-discovery.
Aldo Basili proves with this exhibition to master a
good technique in addition to a high sensibility in catching the image,
not only the fleeting moment, and to give it back to us with an emotion
experienced and still to be experienced.
His talent is evidently based on an artistic
knowledge which enabled him to create his, by this time, unmistakable
style; brush-strokes of light and colours, canvases on which the artist
has painted his and ours Venice, works of art in which can be spotted a
surrealism reminding of De Chirico, other pictures in which can be seen
the light of impressionism and other more that recall Braque, but in all
of them can be recognized the hand of Aldo Basili photographer.