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Oil painting of a pink rose with an eye in the center and a green backdrop titled Songs about Roses by Ariana Papademetropoulos

Ariana Papademetropoulos
Songs about Roses, 2020
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)

© Ariana Papademetropoulos; Photo by Giorgio Benni; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Ariana has decided to spend the pandemic in Rome, discovering a hidden side of the city.

In these pandemic times, Rome becomes a refuge for romantic artists, free spirits and flaneurs searching for spaces where they can dilate and expand their thoughts, exploring ruins and secret gardens, nymphs, and forgotten temples.

A reinterpretation of the ancient with a disenchanted and postmodern spirit has led a new international artistic community to repopulate the eternal city, a timeless place where even the weight of the epidemic is relative to the sense of beauty and poignant decadence.

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