That Kaleidoscopic Rural Life of Nino, an Assisi Artist

“I won’t paint subjects guaranteed to earn me money: I have to paint the memories of my rural childhood,” Nino told me with a grin as he held up the painting of his Nonna brandishing a small hoe over her head like a banner of victory, chasing her turkeys. “She struggled every night to herd them into the coop. Povera Nonna!”


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