“FLIGHT” (Detail), 50 elements, Ceramic, cm 700x200, 2018 - Viale Cavour, Dongo, Como Lake, Italy.
MAY 2018 - The mural “Flight”
A flock of doves crosses Dongo. It’s an explicit message of peace that acquires greater relevance for the events occurred here at the end of the Second World War. It’s just beyond this wall, towards Musso, that in April 1945 the German military column with Benito Mussolini was stopped. Right here they stood. Further on, in the square along the balaustrade on the lake, the fascist leaders were executed. For this reason the meaning of this work acquires a greater strength and a symbolic value. Dongo has experienced a tragic moment in the History of our Country, and it’s important that a message of peace is sent from this place to the conscience of everyone, through the universal language of art. Emilio Alberti’s work wants to be a warning against wars and a hope for peace among peoples.The mural is part of a wider project that aims to enhance specific areas of Dongo revitalizing an historical, artistic, architectural heritage with artworks related to themes of the local history, to the lake and its landscape. The project aims to bring back the focus on what has always been the strenght and meaning of every expression of art: communication. Founding on the culture that comes from the past to interpret the present time.