Povera Patria

Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, Canto I, XXII-XXIII
Engraved by Piero Beninato.

Calligraphic composition hand-engraved on linoleum.
The selected text deals with the theme of tolerance and respect for diversity 500 years before the reforms of Minister Salvini in Italy (2019). Christian and Muslim champions ride together in search of the woman they love.