A Promise

During the Romantic period, landscape played an important role becoming a major genre. Landscape in the Romantic painting is a scenery in which man and nature confront, and in which man, with a dramatic nostalgia, finds out about his ostracism from nature. The contemporary individual inherits this vision of landscape and is aware of the gap that progress opened up between them. Due to this, he wishes to come to terms with nature in order to meet again his own hallmarks. In the “A Promise” series, a number of images of a wild nature, in which the volcanic landscape predominates, aim to recall a moment before the appearance of man on the planet Earth. The power of suggestion of these images is used as a pretext to make a reflection upon the longing of nature of the contemporary man and upon the exploitation that advertising makes of that longing.