Find out after 4 years a beautiful project and fall in love with it.The mind of all this, is a photographer and visual artist, Angelo Cricchi, born in 1961 from Rome.
“Gloomy Sunday. Imaginary Portraits of Women who chose Death” is the photographic representation of 43 imaginary portraits of women who chose death through suicide. Women who share a tragic end, regardless of the age when they lived or the role they have played in the society, unhappy women who Angelo Cricchi imagines and immortalizes in their last breath. Imagines because, as you might expect, the shots photographed models and contemporary actresses that reinterpret these tragic heroines in the moment of their death, in a tight interplay between reality and fiction, between women historically existed (as Cleopatra) or only imagined.
Movie icons, like Marilyn Monroe or Nathalie Wood, mysteriously died; photographers like Diane Arbus or young Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide at age 22; painters such as Frida Kalho, or writers like Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf or Sarah Kane, but also tragic figures of literature and opera, as Shakespeare’s Juliet or Ophelia or Madama Butterfly, Emma Bovary. Great muses of the past, with a tormented life, that even in this last act of violence, have left an indelible mark on the collective imagination. The title “Gloomy Sunday” is inspired by an Hungarian song of the ‘30s, at the time banned by British and American radio because it seems stimulate the listeners to suicide.