Composizione armoniosa nel nido dell'airone rosso

  • Domenico Ruiu
  • 2008
  • Inv. No. 28.14.07
  • Edition 100 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Animali
Size M
48x70cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
48x70cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
 
66x100cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
60x100cm Dimensions
Inkjet Pigmented Print on Hahenemuhle Photorag Ultra Smooth paper Technique
Showcase frame Mounting
 

The photograph documenting the nesting of the purple heron, a protected species found above all in Europe, Africa and Indonesia, shows an entire family sitting on the nest, creating a rhythmic composition with many vanishing points on both the vertical and horizontal plane. This picture was taken in Sardinia, where Ruiu has extensively documented the varied local fauna.
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.