50 x 80 cm
As a painter of memories, Roberto Cardone has realized for years, with his canvas, the chapters of a great poem dedicated to Grado Lagoon where the fisherman is always the protagonist as the metaphor of waiting patiently. Some recurring elements, such as “bricole” (a sort of mooring post) very often appearing as reassuring points on the water, can look as a symbols but they are not representing abstract entities: on the contrary they are landmarks and concrete presence. And so are the boats, the nets, the objects, the houses and the men of the untold faces : you can see a man, a fisherman, all the men suspended in their eternal waiting and hoping.
Roberto Cardone’s technique too is interesting and original, and it looks to be particularly meaningful of his way to be an artist. On his unprepared canvas the painter spreads skies at wide-range and on them he transfers the images of his feeling using tube colours with the swiftness and mellowness peculiar to the wall painting.
These are particular results that reject the brightness and the possibility of superpositions of the oil technique, and that keeps the swiftness of execution and the pastel and absorbing surface of the fresco.
L. Member of Royal Society of Marine Artists, London.