I had been thinking for a long time of painting grief,
and I thought of some Pietà, as they were painted in the Italian Renaissance;
but during the Kosovo war I was seeing all those pictures
of crying helpless women, and wanted to paint the survivors'strength.
paintings from a series of Pietà, 1999, oil on canvas, cm 70x140, cm 100x140
© 1999-2000, Carla Della Beffa