Folk painting on window screen
measures: 9" x 24", archival framed
What a curious work of art,
Reminiscent of Aesop's Fables,
a title suggesting a 1904 romantic operetta by Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857-1919).
The artist has painted a crow with sheet music, instructing other birds upon the dawn.
A morning light,
having once entered that very window.
"L'Aurora, di bianco vestita, Già l'uscio dischiude al gran sol..."
The dawn, dressed in white, has already opened the door to the sun, and with pink fingers caresses the myriads with flowers. A mysterious trembling seems to disturb all nature, yet you will not get up, and vainly I stand here sadly and sing. Dress yourself, too, in white and open the door to your serenader! Where you are not, all is dark, where you are, love is born!