The profile of the Turin artist Carol Rama traced by those who knew her. Gallery owners, friends, family members, collectors tell, from the years of childhood to maturity, the encounters and inspirations of a rebellious woman who wanted to look with tenderness and anger into the dark corners of humanity.
«A lot has been written and said about Carol Rama. And photographed. And filmed. The artist and the person – the person, not the character – are of great wealth and anomaly in the panorama of art and culture of the twentieth century, as the paintings that Carol painted, the acquaintances she had, the stratifications of memories of his home. (…). Gianna Besson resumes a video interview with the artist carried out in 1998 and updates it with a narrated biography, which deliberately neglects critical and historical artistic notations to focus on the flow of Carol Rama’s existence, with a reconstruction almost from within her moods as a girl, a young artist, a lucid and “pointed” woman who organizes her life independently, albeit with many friendships, often intellectuals. So much so that the reconstruction of Gianna Besson takes place above all through the words and memories of those who knew and attended Carol Rama closely in various ways, from the longtime friend who lives two floors below her to the gallery owner of many decades, to the friend artist collector. She collects anecdotes, reports some phrases said by Carol in interviews released during her life, acquires information with a journalistic attitude but with all the difficulty, reported, of reaching certain news, because Carol has always loved working on reality as she did in the his paintings, breaking down and reassembling, to give us visions more than likelihood “(from the preface by Maria Cristina Mundici)