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  • Giuseppe Cocco
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 251.15.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Still life

The numerous objects portrayed in this work allude to a different era far from that of everyday life, and they refer to a rural lifestyle, which the picture wants to call to the observer’s mind. Time seems to stand still and the clear light entering through the window gives the image the expectant and genuine air typical of rural life.
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.