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Ad Angelo Mai by AlessiaPelonzi Ad Angelo Mai by AlessiaPelonzi
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Inspired by the poem of the same name, written by Giacomo Leopardi (1798 - 1837) when Angelo Mai, a Jesuit philologist, found Cicero's books on the Republic. This canto is a clear demonstration of young Leopardi's historical pessimism, where heroes of the past contrast with the indolent cowardice of modern times. The decline of the world is described through a list of Italy's best men of the past - Dante, Columbus, Ariosto, Tasso. Leopardi regrets the loss of all the beautiful illusions and evokes an ideal Italy as in Roman times, in stark contrast with the miserable political realities of his own time.

(don’t worry folks, I’m not going to draw every single poem Leopardi wrote)

Pencil on copy paper 80 gr
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Spielmitmir1901 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   General Artist
I love so much your work. This is amazing and so clean. how you manage the spaces... Do you study graphic design?
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love these! Stunning composition and shading!
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Grace5150 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning
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AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thanks! :heart:
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Winxhelina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Those details are so amazing. Your style and designs are always so cool and artistic and your work has meaning behind it too:heart:
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AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thank you so much, my friend! The meaning is far better than the drawing itself in this case! :D
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Winxhelina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
:) I don't know. I think the work is good too. You are welcome
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Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Very detailed! Soooo beautiful!!! I like the birds!
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AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Aww thank you! :hug:
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I wouldn't mind if you did draw every poem he wrote. These are beautiful, and it makes me want to learn Italian even more so I can read them for myself.
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AlessiaPelonzi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Thank you so much, darling! You're too kind! This is one of, if not my favourite Italian poet, and I recommend to read his poems in his own language... However, John Heath Stubbs is probably the best English translator of Leopardi's works. :)
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Ooh! I'll have to look that translator up. :) I actually just got a level one Italian language learning textbook from my library- they were selling it for just a dollar! It won't make me a master by any means, but I'm excited to at least get started :)
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