Oil on board
180 x 120 cm
Before the imminent and definitive commitment of the celebration of the wedding, in the deepest and secret part of a woman, on the verge of getting married, there are unavowable thoughts and emotions, which are not a heritage of the feminine world, but they reach their maximum and most heartbreaking expression in her. Her social and economic disadvantage throughout history compared to men, in different cultures and societies, deprived her and still deprives her of the first and most essential of freedoms: internal freedom, giving added value to the sequence of these intimate moments that I have tried to capture in this painting.
My sensitivity is towards all the women who have been, are and will be girlfriends, those who, wishing to do so, have not been able to achieve their dream and, above all, those who, having taken the step of becoming lovers, companions or wives, have suffered and are suffering from disappointment and cruelty, even costing them their lives. To them I dedicate with all my heart the meaning of this work.