When, in 2008, the author, Paolo Giordano, brought out his celebrated book, “The Solitude of Prime Numbers” he probably knew from the beginning how strong and bombastic his writing was for the time. However, he perhaps did not realise back then that he had written a book even more powerful and universal than the story it tells.
Femininity is body and substance. Womanhood has a shape, an expression, a movement, and seductive physical and intellectual qualities. Womanhood is seen in the gazes: strong, intense, penetrating, but often without mercy towards an inner self that cannot hide. The eyes are magnetic and meaningful, their feelings left to be deciphered, while these are betrayed by emotions far too cumbersome and distressing. This emotive intrigue is transmitted through the facial language and expressions, and seems to be reflected in the gazes of this painting by Clelia Adami, (b. Brescia, 15 October 1983).
“The eye truly is our most precious sensory organ and its command over others has enabled the human intellect to create civilization. Seeing means to become conscious of the environment: it is the equivalent of "knowing", possessing the world and commanding it. It is having "power" and doing something to the world, not only with the hands but also with the spirit. Through his hands primitive man became sapiens and also Homo Faber, and they would have been useless had they not been guided by his sight .”