artwork number 47
“Chess” – Cesare Catania – Contemporary Painting
Dimensions: 60 cm x 55 cm
Technique: Charcoal and Acrylic on Paper
Cesare Catania represents a metaphysical landscape .
The main scene is represented by a man who is playing chess against himself. On the left a sand hourglass is measuring the time and on the right a giant bishop acts as the jury during the game. The scene is played near a ravine. The background is represented by lunar mountains and a round sun, intrusive by its shape but weak in brightness.
On the edge of the ravine the presence of an echo symbolically represented by an ear which is also giant.
A game of chess with oneself for Cesare Catania represents the deepest form of reflection in himself.
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