From the instant photo to oils on canvas.
From a quick look of the magazine to the wall in the portrait Gallery.
Luigi Ricci executes the photographic process till the fullness of the object.
Sizes: from 18X24 cm to 30X40 cm.
... Luigi Ricci sensed the truth: should we mean ‘something which truly has relationship with us’ by photograph, that which emerges from the machine is just about a sinopia. So it becomes an anthropographic figure, in some way, it has to be worked on again…
From Luigi Ricci e l’oggetto fotografico, Photo 13, luglio 1974
The very idea of evoking a world and giving it those colours again and one which has lost in versions, the idea of showing therefore a historical, memorial perspective, as well as the bearing of traditions of writings on the sense of these models…
Arturo Carlo Quintavalle
From Ritratti 1973-1974 by Luigi Ricci
Enciclopedia Pratica per Fotografare (Practical Photography Encyclopaedia)
Fabbri Editore, 1979