"The last wayfarers retired in the catacombs (1965)" is the trace of a possible narrative, it is a presage suspended in an indefinite temporal dimension.
Luca Scarabelli imagines himself as a wayfarer awakening after a long sleep. His gaze contemplates the pure universe, the nature and the traces left by humans, symbolized by stars, clouds and fire smokes. These elements are part of the everyday life, but they are often forgotten and hardly captured in their true complexity. Only the awakening, perhaps imaginary, can guarantee a visionary perspective towards the Sublime. The idea of the artist synthesizes many suggestions from the Sublime poetics of the Romanticism, from the writings of Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, George Bataille; from the short film "La Jetée" by Chris Marker and from Guido Morselli's writings as "Dissipatio H.D.".