bruna X, Arte Moderna Italiana

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Bruna X saw in animals a unique innocence that set them apart from humans. Because they were not contaminated by the selfishness so much evident in human behaviour, they were simply beautiful creatures who needed to be adored and cared for. We are unsure as to what extent the artist held these views and how far she was willing to take them. Did she think that animals were superior? Did she believe they had more right to live on God’s Earth? As nobody, to our knowledge, ever asked her these questions it is difficult to judge.

The one thing we are certain of is that she was convinced that all animals are sentient (that is, they all have the ability to feel pain and suffering) and because of this, they should be given certain rights.

As far as her actual technique goes, we see attention to minute detail and at times a complex structuring in her drawings that suggests that she used photographs as a reference though, if she did, this series differs from any other in the collection. One assumes she made constitutional sketches beforehand, and that these would have helped her to mark out recognizable points of proportion which in itself can be difficult as animals are very different from one another. One point of note is that she gave most of the animals human-like eyes which seem to come alive when staring at the portraits off-centre.

mammiferi, rettili e uccelli
Bruna X vedeva negli animali una profonda innocenza che li disingueva dagli esseri  umani. Poiche' non erano stati contaminati da l'egoismo tanto evidente nel comportamento umano, erano semplicemente considerati belle creature bisognose di essere adorate e curate. Non e' chiaro sino a che punto l'artista abbia tenuto in considerazione questi punti di vista e in che misura abbia deciso di applicarli. Pensava forse che gli animali fossero superiori? Credeva forse che avessero più diritto di vivere di altri esseri viventi?  Dato che nessuno sembra avergli posto tale domande, è difficile ad arrivare ad una conclusione a riguardo.

Non c'e dubbio comunque che l' artista era convinta del fatto che tutti gli animali hanno sentimenti e possiedono la capacità di sentire il dolore e la sofferenza, e per tale motivo, dovrebbero avere dei diritti di vita.

Riguardo la tecnica scelta dall'artista, si nota la minuta attenzione al dettaglio, ed in posti, una complessa struttura nei suoi disegni suggerendo l'aver utilizzato come riferimento fotografie, però, se questo e' il caso, questa serie si differenzia da qualsiasi altra nella raccolta. E' da notare che l'artista ha dato alla maggior parte degli animali degli occhi umani che sembrano prendere vita se li si osservacon la coda dell'occhio.