Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm, 2020.
Every family has its own legends. Those of my family are centered on the figure of my grandfather. My grandfather made his living by inventing a thousand jobs: he was a blacksmith, but also an electrician, carpenter, handyman … In his small village of origin, before the war, public lighting had not yet arrived. He was asked to build a street lighting system, he did it. As a boy, I often fantasized about helping him in this enterprise, which would have been impossible, because he died before I was born. But I liked to imagine myself carrying these big heavy lamps between the houses and the courtyards, where, in reality, some of those that he built are still working!
The painting is available for sale at the price of 1990 €. The shipment is worldwide free. Thickness of the canvas: 2 cm. Finishing: protective varnish (transparent mastic paint). Certificate of Authenticity included, with signature of the artist on photograph.
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