These works were made from 2010 to 2017, years in which the artist made the portraits of our best friends … they are cats and dogs made both in sanguine and in oil on canvas.
These works were exhibited at the Torretta Valadier, secondly at the Horti di Veio and at the Galleria Stefano Simmi in Rome.
The idea of this exhibition arose from the desire to be able to help strays who don’t have a home.
She distributed a poster in Rome that said: DO YOU WANT TO HAVE THE PORTRAIT OF YOUR BEST FRIEND? … and so magically millions of photos arrived from all over Rome and its province.
After exactly one year there was the exhibition where for the first time in Europe dogs were given access to a museum … An exhibition to thank these furry friends of ours by returning a little of that love, but above all showing gratitude, to those who have always given love without ever asking for anything in return.In England when it rains a lot they say: “It’s raining cats and dogs”.
ONCE UPON A TIME , THE CAT SAT ON HER MAT
SHE LOOKED UP TO SEE HER MOTHER
PURRING HER LOVE FOR HER AS IF WERE NO OTHER
ONCE AGAIN, THE DOG, A FROG MAY BE A PRINCE ,LAID DOWN
AND SAW HIS BROTHER ON THE GROUND, SO HURT BUT
WITH SO MUCH TO DISCOVER
IT RAINED THAT DAY LIKE CATS AND DOGS
BUT NO ONE KNEW JUST WHAT TO SAY
PASSSION PLAYED IT’S LONELY NOTE,THEN MUSIC COME TO LIFE ,
A SYMPHONY WITH HARMONY BROUGHT CAT AND DOG TOGETHER
THEIR LOVE SO GREAT ,THEY BOTH CAN’T WAIT TO ALWAYS
STAY TOGETHER ,FOR EVER AND EVER
di Gordon Faggetter