Marcello Dudovich’s snow

La neve di Marcello Dudovich, illustrazione - Marcello Dudovich's snow, illustration

The great painter Marcello Dudovich (1878-1962) was born in Trieste, where he got to know both the strong bora wind and snow.

Perhaps he also happened to read the poem by his fellow citizen and contemporary, Umberto Saba, that reads, Snow that whirls up high and envelops / things in a quiet blanket. / Snow that falls from above and covers us / cover us more, to infinity: whiten / the town with houses, with churches / the harbor with its boats, / the expanses of grassland…

Here is a selection of Dudovich’s illustrations of snow-covered vision.

December 19, 2014