Cavalli e vitella al pascolo

  • Giuseppe Cocco
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 251.15.02
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Animali

The simplicity of the animals in this picture is disarming. And yet much can be read behind this simplicity. All we need to do is move beyond with our thoughts to grasp the invitation to change perspectives and understand that a cow and a horse depicted in a green field dotted with trees are more than mere grazing animals: they represent a tribute to a natural life, an incentive to carve out space and time to devote to probing details without which every life runs the risk of being lived with too much detachment from what the world has to offer.
Very active in the world of photography, Giuseppe Cocco boasts extensive experience in the field. The Roman artist graduated with a degree in architecture in 1977 and a short time later he specialized as a documentary photographer, inspired by the work of Folco Quilici. In 1982 he published with Cidas as photo editor and this marked the beginning of his long career. After working for the Region of Lazio as a photographic surveyor, he became a member of the Order of Journalists. The artist did not stop at classic photography and over the years he developed a passion for processing his work with specific software programs. Thanks to his expertise, he began to teach digital photography and the history of photography at the Free Academies of Fine Arts in Rome and Aleppo. Cocco invented a new style, a different way of considering art, associating watercolour with photography. The image is tinged with watercolours through post-production processes and this makes it possible to expand into the field of painting. He has received numerous awards, the most important of which are the Leader del Turismo Prize for Viaggiare in Italia in 1985 and the Gianfranco Merli Prize, a national award for the environment, in 2012.