From yesterday until 9 October the cloister of the Rectorate of the University of Siena, in via Banchi di Sotto 55, hosts a personal exhibition by the painter Domenico Conforte, by title “Sculpting time“. The initiative is organized by the Associazione dei Lucani di Siena and is the first of a series of events that will animate the Sienese cultural panorama in the coming months.
The presentation of the exhibition by Domenico Conforte (Lucan of origin, Tuscan by adoption), was held in the evocative setting of the Historical Aula Magna of the University of Siena. Professor Lorenzo Gaeta, Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Siena, did the honors, while President Rocco Lerose spoke for the association of the Lucani in Siena and illustrated the initiative and the proposals.
“After the forced stop that the pandemic imposed on us – he underlined – the activity of the Association restarts in the sign that has always distinguished us: enhancing the excellence of our region of origin, disseminating them in the territory where we live and create a kind of bridge for the exchange of cultures, emotions, flavors and knowledge “.
Domenico Conforte’s exhibition was illustrated by his curator Andrea Mancini. “Ancient forces of nature are evoked by the work of Conforte, in relation to his particular inner strength, which comes directly from the pagan cults of his lands, where even the most advanced religions have had to deal with far more beliefs and movements ancient.
The time that Conforte wants to sculpt is precisely the archaic one of nature and of the forces that dominate and govern it, a time that is often born together with man, if not even older than him. For this reason, the intertwining of forms represented in Conforte’s painting, the tangles that inspire his poetry, seem to arise from ancient rituals, read to the natural flow of things. A magical painting, which opens up to sculpture, but which is itself a “Sculpting of time” Mancini stressed.