Women are mysterious and arduous planets, difficult to reach, hard to discover. Women are everything and giving a single definition of them is literally impossible. Art plays a fundamental role in this and throughout the centuries it portrayed millions of women’s faces in a million different ways but is there the right, perfect one? Are women perfect?
Imperfection is part of our nature, but this where beauty lies.
“When I was a little girl I was insecure and fragile, but as I grew up I learned how to fight my weakness and discovered my confident side. In my drawings I reflect these two aspects with water colors ( emotional ) and pen ( determined ). They’re always part of me”. When I met Martina Nenna she described herself through her works and seeing them I convinced me that they are a true reflection of her personality, free and strong.
“There are many excercises and techniques behind this freedom. Throughout the years my teachers pushed me to abandon the academic way of drawing, practising with the left hand, sketching a model after a 3 second pose and so on. I had to reveal my impulse”. Martina’s teachers succeded in their purpose: now she can sketch a portrait in less than one minute. It is impressive how she’s able to catch, in less than one minute, a woman’s soul.
What’s curious is that Martina is a future Fashion Design graduate, and she’s thinking which road she wants to follow, either accessories and shoes designer or, who knows, the arts. ” What I’am sure about is that I want to be remembered for the good person I was and not for what I did.”
I’m convinced she’ll stick in our minds for the great soul she reflects in her art.