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Colors of Italo Calvino, illustrazione di Saba Haghjooei per Cose Belle Contest d'illustrazione 2023

Colors of Italo Calvino

Saba Haghjooei

Tehran (Iran), 2023, mixed technic (watercolor and oil pastels).

"My illustration is a portrait of Italo Calvino, deeply inspired by the profound themes in his short stories. His narratives, which delve into the complexities of existence, have left a significant impact on me.”

“I've aimed to encapsulate this depth by juxtaposing two contrasting colors: blue to represent the introspective and contemplative dark side, and yellow to symbolize the enlightenment and brilliance of his literary contributions. This duality mirrors the intellectual stimulation and the emotional resonance found in Calvino's work."