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photoblog image Orgosolo, Sardinia 5/5

Orgosolo, Sardinia 5/5

 

The first mural in Orgosolo is carried out in 1969 by Dionisio, an anarchist theater company in Milan. She questioned: "What is the role of the island in the Italian government's policy?” After the idea of mural spread into this small village, a local teacher, Francesco Del Casino, played an important role. The early works was carried out by his students. Later on, more experienced workers took the job, making the murals more elaborate both in the style and in the content. Francesco Del Casino will be the instigator of most paintings of the village of Orgosolo. One of his major motivations was to get students involved in politics. Therefore, murals were featured by the oppression of Nazism, struggling for liberation, unemployment ratio and education problem. Even though many kinds of topics were introduced, political events are still the major topics of the mural.

Orgosolo, Sardinia 5/5

 

The first mural in Orgosolo is carried out in 1969 by Dionisio, an anarchist theater company in Milan. She questioned: "What is the role of the island in the Italian government's policy?” After the idea of mural spread into this small village, a local teacher, Francesco Del Casino, played an important role. The early works was carried out by his students. Later on, more experienced workers took the job, making the murals more elaborate both in the style and in the content. Francesco Del Casino will be the instigator of most paintings of the village of Orgosolo. One of his major motivations was to get students involved in politics. Therefore, murals were featured by the oppression of Nazism, struggling for liberation, unemployment ratio and education problem. Even though many kinds of topics were introduced, political events are still the major topics of the mural.

comments (14)

Good... but sad at the same time...
Janet Holden: Yes they do make a statement. Thanks Elizabeth
This is a sad one Janet... but i like what Hitler got...

the man looking into the shop window gave you a good scale of the size of this mural....petersmile
Janet Holden: Yes life can be a struggle which I think is expressed here. That's my husband inspecting the goods. Thanks Peter
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 27 Feb 2015, 06:12
Do you know if this has spread throughout Italy as well, Janet?
Janet Holden: I don't know for certain but I've never seen anything like it before Lisl
So evocative Janet! Very nicely captured.
Janet Holden: Thank you very much Richard
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Feb 2015, 06:39
All very impressive Janet.
Janet Holden: Yes it certainly is Chad. Thanks
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Feb 2015, 06:44
This looks very political. I like the unconcerned person looking into the window
Janet Holden: Yes one of the polotical bits Chris. That's Nick my husband inspecting the goods
Let's just face it, Janet: We the people usually have a LOT to say about politics. Maybe we should be painting murals everywhere!
Janet Holden: Yes very theraputic I should think. Thanks Ginnie
It really is impressive Janet
Janet Holden: Yes it was a memorable visit. Thanks Bill
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Feb 2015, 10:19
Makes you think, Janet. You'd never see anything like this over here would you?
Janet Holden: No you wouldn't. Some parts of Redruth I think would benefit from such a makeover
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Feb 2015, 12:29
The falling of Hussein? Lots of strong symbols there.
Janet Holden: Could be but I guess all these tyrants are just the same but with different names. Thanks Alan
Not quite so entertaining when guns appear in them though.
Janet Holden: More of a protest against the way of the world here I think Brian

BTW The 18th will be fine and we'll be in touch nearer the time. I spoke to Pauline but unfortunately she won't be able to make it
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 2015, 17:09
This is very impressive and very to the point. And the good thing is that the people who cannot read of write, 'get the picture'....
Amazing series.
Janet Holden: Yes you got it Astrid. Thank you very much
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Feb 2015, 17:24
Oh, the message is clear - oh, so many problems and such an impressive expression of protest!
Janet Holden: Yes you have got it Philine. Thank you very much
Striking...

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