Hold on to Peace - Image courtesy Ira Mitchell-Kirk

Hold on to Peace - Image courtesy Ira Mitchell-Kirk

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

From Film to Canvas

Agnes Preszler's powerful and challenging portraits for Legato are drawn from the film "La Ciociara", or as it is known in English, "Two Women".

She writes: "Two women" scenes (2 pieces 40x50cm) remind us that in every war both parts may commit vile actions as the war pulls out the violent self of the man, brutalizes mankind. Also, the civilian population has always to pay an enormous price, especially the helpless: women, children and old people.

Motivazione: Le due scene del film "La Ciociara" ci ricordano che nella guerra entrambi le parti possono commettere azioni vili, in quanto la guerra tira fuori dall'uomo il suo lato peggiore, rende brutali. La popolazione civile in particolare deve pagare un altissimo prezzo, specialmente i deboli: donne, bambini, anziane.

Agnes Preszler

Agnes Preszler was born in 1961 in Budapest, where in 1988 she obtained the ITA (Information Technology Architect) degree at the Financial and Computistic Academy. In Hungary she worked in computer centres and at the Hungarian State Television.

In 1990 she married an Italian citizen and now lives in Veroli (Lazio), 80 km from Rome.
She is a webmaster. Among her clients are the Museum of the Ancient Book in Villa d'Este, Tivoli and the Casamari Abbey.

She is also a correspondent for Ciociaria Oggi and collaborates with the Civis cultural magazine. In 2005 she won the Inars Ciociaria international journalism prize.

She has translated poetry into Italian, and in 2007, on commission of the Kalligram Editor (Bratislava - Budapest) she translated into Hungarian "Impure acts - Amado mio" by Pier Paolo Pasolini. This is the first literary work of Pasolini ever published in the Hungarian language.

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