Ascesis. Francisca Benedetti
Ascesis exhibition catalogue at HDLU (Croatian Society of new Arts), Croatia. It consist of a series of watercolors and pencil works, unfolding the geometric subtlety as the base and fundament of her work. A rigorous and delicate process of layers and strokes. The title “Ascesis” references the soul liberation process and the achievement of virtue through rules and constant practice.
About Benedetti’s relation with abstraction and spiritual ascension, poet Raúl Zurita writes: “Equally taken to its extreme consequences, the geometris abstraction is a war of ascesis, where the micro world of drawing is the exact double of the macro world of the universe. The connection of this way of knowledge with Francisca Benedetti’s work is evident, however; it seems that the closest connection is with Romanticism to the point of being a culmination of it.”
Texts by Juan Yolin, Raúl Zurita
18 x 24 cm