Alba a Perda Liana - Località: Ogliastra, Sardegna centro orientale

  • Domenico Ruiu
  • 2011
  • Inv. No. 28.14.04
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Paesaggio
Size M
80x53cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
Size L
80x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
80x120cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

According to a Sardinian saying, “Perda Liana can be seen from everywhere and from Perda Liana you can see everywhere." Perda Liana is a majestic natural monument that dominates the landscape of the Gennargentu Massif. Dating to the Jurassic period and created through a long sedimentation process, the limestone formation rises from a rocky cone as if thrust from the depths of the undersea world. Against the background of a Sardinian aurora borealis on a cold autumn morning, we see a fascinating and vibrant chromatic pas de deux, captured with exceptional mastery through a wide-angle lens. Intense red and timid orange invade the cloudy sky and cloak Perda Liana in an instant that is fleeting yet eternal.
Domenico Ruiu has always had a strong relationship with the Sardinian fauna, which is the main subject of his photographic production. His artistic research focuses on the animal world, especially on endangered birds of prey which Ruiu usually hunts with his camera around Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Algeria and Alaska. In Sardinia, he was featured in many exhibitions, which he himself sometimes curated. In 2012, he held a solo show in the province of Nuoro - Ali sul fiume (Winds on the River) - which was followed by a book of the same name, published by Fabula in 2013. Domenico Ruiu regularly collaborates with publishers and public institutions to create photography books centred on the natural world. In the last 35 years, his work has been featured in the pages of the most important nature magazines and has also been the subject of three short movies filmed and produced by GEO Magazine. In 2014, Ruiu was given an honorary degree in Environmental and Forest Sciences by the Department of Agricolture of the Università di Sassari, and in 2015 he was awarded the Premio Le Gru at the Etna Photo Meeting.