"A foal whinnies ....
He chases the filly now white, now pink, now grey, pure, burning.
To press my nostrils to her straight neck.
To plunge my steaming snout into her mane of goblets bleeding in the wind.
To relish – to jump – to whinny ...
Green flames on the hot air balloon of the belly and brushed with gold on her snowy flanks.
The joy of treading the earth: the joy of offering her skin to the wind. A round dance behind the tail of a baby.
To go down the winding paths with feet together and tail raised.
I leap, I spring, I straighten up, whistle and dawdle and shh shh shhudder in my gallop.
The hills are leaping about - the round heads of the horse chestnuts roll.
The houses disappear stunned with the sky in the eyes."
“Vampe galoppanti is a veritable fresco of ‘reconciliation’ between Nature and the City that Depero symbolises with this horse race from the alpine farmhouses to the houses of a city, kissed by an almost cartoonish sunlight. It recalls the artist’s typical alpine typologies: to the left, the austere houses of the Tourism Board, to the right, the unmistakable aerodynamic shape of Nitrito in velocità.”
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