Posted 4 years ago
Memories of Italy!
I found this charger only yesterday.
It was not cheap but I had to have it!
It is huge: 60 cm in diameter or nearly 24 inches!
I nursed it on an eighty minute bus ride to get it home.
I wondered how the original owner got such a large piece safely back to Australia. It's more than just the usual tourist piece that you put in your hand luggage.
Some of my fondest memories of Italy are of the Amalfi coast.
On the costa d'Amalfi south of Napoli is the town of Vietri sul Mare.
Vietri is famous for its production of tin-glazed pottery.
This is a scene of the town of Vietri painted by Landi 'o7.
On the reverse is the name of the studio: Romolo Apicella.
Romolino died in 2009. He was known as one of the "maestri" of Italian ceramics who worked with Guido Gambone and Giovannino Carrano.
Other great painters worked with him in his "laboratorio":
Mario Carotenuto, Renato Barisani, Ignazio Moncada, Susanna Dölker, Virginio Quarta, Mario Signorino, Matteo Sabino and others.
While researching this piece I read a tribute to Romolino Apicella by Sigismondo Nastri that discusses "memoria" - memory and memories.
Tema di questo blog, l’ho dichiarato all’inizio, è il ricordo: “l’unico paradiso – dicevo, citando Jean Paul – dal quale non possiamo venir cacciati”. E se è vero – lo scrive Ungaretti – che “il ricordare è segno di vecchiaia” (è il caso mio: sto per compiere 74 anni), è ancora più vero, come afferma Giorgio Pasquali, che “chi non ricorda, non vive”.
- Memory is the only Paradise that we can never be thrown out of. J.P.
- Memory is a sign of old age. Giuseppe Ungaretti
- Those who don't remember, don't live. Giorgio Pasquali
Ungaretti is one of my favorite poets and I suggest him to everyone.
Giorgio Pasquali too was part of my university education here in Sydney nearly 40 years ago ....
....... (è il caso mio: sto per compiere 61 anni).
This is what I call a "keeper"!