This painting is part of a very large body of works including painting sculptures architecture and music all dedicated to the figure of Pier Paolo Pasolini, the famous italin poet film director and political polemicist.
It depicts the falling underground of the body of Pasolini just after being killed in Ostia in 1975.
Up, through the hole in the ceiling, are a couple of journalists, a police man and the alleged killer of Pasolini, Pino Pelosi.
While falling, the body of Pasolini goes through a group of ignudes beating each other in a sort of orgy of violence reminiscent of Pasolini’s last movie, Salo’. At the bottom of the painting there’s a sort of island surrounded by water where is visible Pier Paolo Pasolini himself at the age of 7 while seated in the lap of his mother learning how to write poetry.
The other 2 figures are the portraits of Petrarch ( the ideal mentor of the young pasolini) and Ezra Pound, the american poet, which was interviewed by Pasolini in his house in Venice in 1969.
This painting has been shown in Lissone Museo di Arte Contemporanea in 2014, in Stockholm Fine art National Museum in 2020, and in Atheneum museum in Helsinki also in 2020.
It has been published several times in books about Pasolini, Pound and, because i also made a mural version of it in an area of Rome, in several books and documentaries about Rome.