Since I was a child, the masterpieces of the past have fascinated me for their beauty and expressive strength, and today they are undoubtedly an important source of inspiration for me.
The masterpiece painted by Pellizza da Volpedo entitled "The fourth state" is one of them.
The author depicts the slow, calm but inexorable advance of the working class towards a new social goal and new conquests, it was the 1901.
In my painting entitled "The first state" ,instead, I wanted to give voice to the primordial power of nature replacing people with elephants, which are made up of thousands and thousands of small butterflies, visible only if you get very close to the artwork. I liked the idea of symbolizing the fragility of appearance, where a small change, in this case a gust of wind, would make elephants dissolve in a flight of butterflies.
But I also wanted to emphasize the importance of the individual in creating and realizing a common dream, be it a family, a group or a society.