The Castle of Crossed Destinies

21 Jul




“From this arid sphere every discourse and every poem sets forth; and every journey through forests, battles, treasures, banquets, bedchambers, brings us back here, to the centre of an empty horizon.”


– Italo Calvino, “The Castle of Crossed Destinies” (Il Castello dei Destini Incrociati) 1973.

2 Responses to “The Castle of Crossed Destinies”

  1. Sophie Nussle July 22, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    What a stunning painting! And inspired by one of my favourite authors (and books). You’ve conveyed the atmosphere in Calvino exactly, as well as adding something of your own.

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