Cimitero Monumentale

Cimitero Monumentale

1991 oil on canvas 46 x 58 inches

We begin with a lapse in sound judgment concerning intercontinental interludes in Cimitero Monumentale in Florence. Our hero's dashed plans and piling regrets in a definitively Italian setting are juxtaposed against something quintessentially American: the minimal instrumentation of Johnny Cash's "Train of Love" and the saga of Flannery O'Connor's "Wiseblood." The dour, introspective epitaph of the doomed relationship failed to resonate with a broad audience despite its generous literary references and brilliant metaphors.

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