Introducing a colleague
Alessandra Zorzi is an Italian architect who from the 1990's devotes her time entirely to painting. Her works are currently on exhibition in Umbertide (Umbria, IT) until May 8th, with the title Gabbie per signora, Cages for Ladies. The main theme is in fact the condition of woman worldwide, as being basically exploited and/or oppressed within any culture.
But the most interesting feature is that Zorzi imitates the style of the main Surrealist painters and the like (Alberto Savinio, Fabrizio Clerici, Dino Buzzati, Folon, Bosch, Piranesi, Goya, Bacon...) making them express her specific issues. Basically like the TriBooTes in this blog.
I can be wrong, but I think that for the picture above the artist has been inspired by another Italian female painter, Barbara Pietrasanta, who incidentally is a friend of mine. The citation is clearer in the complete painting (here only the central part is shown).