Una flor en Casarsa


Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work framed in natural pine wood
50 x 35 cm
55 x 40 cm framed

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Pasolini here, flanked by his two great friends and fetish actors, in an allusion to one of the many matches he would play of his beloved sport in his life. In this match he confronted Bertolucci, his student, with whom he had a bad relationship because of Pasolini critic of The Last Waltz in Paris, with the colors of the Bolonia football team.

It was supposed to be a friendly encounter, in the broadest sense, as they wanted to reconcile through football. Pasolini was injured and the they say the victory was Bertolucci’s, but we do not really know if the reconciliation was carried out as the versions diverge.

I like how ugly this painting looks in general; the absurd and forced composition, the contrast of the trees in the dark, the appearance of Pasolini’s ridiculous ninot, the flower so clumsily executed… I could have done worse but this way is good enough for me.


ROBERTO MAJÁN (Soria, España, 1967)

Roberto Maján is a self-taught artist. He moved to Madrid when he was eighteen and soon began working as an illustrator for various specialised periodicals and publishers, including ExpansiónActualidad EconómicaVogueEl SolEl PaísHealth and Beauty, Anaya, Santillana and Edelvives.

In 2006 he founded Artichoque, a publishing house that released several books illustrated by his own pen, such as Kamasutra (Daniel Gil Editorial Design Award finalist in 2006) and Petronia y la reina bigotuda (shortlisted for the 2007 Visual Prize for Best Children’s Book). That year he received the Fundación Progreso y Cultura Prize for his illustrated book El Diablo y yo, which also won an honourable mention at the Lazarillo Awards.

In his personal artistic production, he parades his consummate skill with brushes and watercolours, depicting mostly human figures with a subtle and adept use of colour and creating textures and glazes to produce an oeuvre of stunning beauty and delicacy. His favourite themes expose and explore human passions, particularly love, sex and food.