The Giusti Garden (Verona, Italy) is one of the finest examples of giardino all’italiana (Italian garden) in Italy, rich with flowers, statues, fountains, artificial caves and maze-like hedges. Over the centuries, it has been visited and celebrated in the memories of a great number of illustrious characters: Mozart, Cosimo de’ Medici, Goethe. Pino Del Gal turned this garden into a fantastic location for his series and shot photographs that are filled with mystery. The images are characterised by contrasts, both colourwise and timewise. The colours are strong, bright and vivid, clashing with the neutral tones of the stone, which is marked by the passing of time. It is a clash between past and present, ancient and modern age. The photographer’s eyes linger on the mythological statues that line in the garden, highlighting their hand gestures and eye gazes. Dal Gal looks at them quietly, sometimes with a close-up, sometimes from a distance. Luigi Meneghelli described Dal Gal as a “sublime voyeur”, an artist that “is not satisfied with just revealing the apparent, but starts a never-ending game of eye gazes in order to get a grasp on the deepest nature of things, the world’s breathe”.