Visual Alchemy

Maria Chiara Fagioli

So basta! Let them eat toys ..

Portfolio 2018.

Taste for toys may change.


LAWRENCE, D.H. (2002) Sketches of Etruscan Places and Other Italian Essays. Cambridge University Press.

And now? “To the tombs! To the tombs!” 
All in the Last Judgment, together with Biagio da Cesena! 
After sacking, you have “only hilly, humpy, bushy waste country”.
And they all lived happily ever after.



400 mm x 267 mm Hahnemühle Pearl Giclée prints for sale.



The series is a playful reflection on the woman, like the teatime with a giant stuffed animal. She sips the saucer turned sideways on the chair, while the toy is in front of her. But the tea is still on the table! What would a woman do if she got the wrong toy?
The series plays uncomfortable roles between conceptual, cinematic, fashion, and social advertising genres. As soon as the childhood ends, new achievements await or are left behind, sometimes cyclically. The story becomes an ironic reflection on duties, expectations, unions, from her awkward point of view, with more or less hysterical infantilism, and “coitus interruptus” by reason.


Outfits: Chiara Iacobelli; Model: Yanira Morales Fabbro; Location: Domus Ciancaleoni in Rome.

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