E Magazine

Stories of inexperienced memories and dreams in the images of Paolo Ventura

Aug 21, 2009

Claudia Buzzetti has a unique way of representing dreams, dreamed by others, when she writes; if there is a way of experience and feel art behind photography, this is certainly the right path.

"The iconographic references in Ventura's work are many, and if attention is paid, one could almost hear Giulietta Masina shouting "É arrivato Zampanó!", as if we were watching the famous 1954 Federico Fellini film La strada. As we scour the scenes in search of an evidence any of this might be true, it is not only neorealist cinema that we recognize, but also the atmosphere of 1900 Italian Literature, as if we were reading a book by Cesare Pavese..."