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Critics
( Franz Riccobono - Maria Teresa Prestigiacomo )

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"Elio Gervasi’s painting, declared naive, but it could be better named of the dream, of the memory, of the recollection made by the passionate learning of the Sicily’s tradition. Happiness, fun, serenity are the feeling that Elio Gervasi’s painting trasmits to the people, painting that attain from the mediterranean chromatism, in a explosion of a very sunny brightness, as if it seems artificial.
Light, myth, childhood’s tale are the elements transposed on a figurative level with a oneiric taste. Dream, fly on a homely and ideal landscape, without border the grotesque that sometimes the dreams infuse. A candour that may reproduce the scene of the popular sicilian painting, religious painting where the human, too human, blended to the divine, to the unreachable supernatural. So modern art inspired by the myth, ingenuous painting in the appearance, but cultured in the contents, immediate art, but conscious of the chromatic potentiality of the palette".

Franz Riccobono

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"...he flies up, with fantasy to deliver us non existent islands, earthly paradises on the Earth representing the dream-child of a better condition: Also the artist, roman by adoption, set himself apart from the everyday world to celebrate an ideal existence where everyone can find himself without troubles, fears…friends of the animals, inhabitants of magic islands hanging in the wind and above the see…"

Maria Teresa Prestigiacomo

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