Ancor Non Torna by Alfonso Simonetti

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Ancor Non Torna by Alfonso Simonetti

The suggestive title and the lonely lady sitting alone at the verge tell the whole story of the painting. The title in Italian translates as “Still Not Back”.

Now anyone can understand the lady in the picture is waiting for her loved one with desire and probably a little bit of sulkiness as the promise about coming back is broken.

As they say waiting is the hardest part in love, the same yearning the lady is experiencing. The urge, the desire, the powerful will to be with someone is the symbol of the strong affection.

Though, as the artist is known for portraying the nocturnal beauties under moonlights, we stand in middle deciding if the portrayal is of day or night. Because the warm colors which make us think about it as a daytime, could be an exaggerative artistic approach of portraying a night with moon as the warm colors reflect the lady’s intense desires. Even in stories and folklores, moon is considered as a romantic element instead of sun.

Well, it could be anything, but the lady’s word Ancor Non Torna, seems to be echoing in that lovely surroundings as if the words were trying to reach out to the lady’s loved-one and express against him that someone’s waiting for him.


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