Moretta, by the artist Daniele Basso, belongs to the “Life Masks” project. A project that honors the city of Venice through the reinterpretation, with an ironic eye, of the most famous masks of the Venetian tradition. Clad in new meanings, between art and imagination, they help us think about the multiple folds of life, and smile of the thousand faces of ourselves. Each mask is interpreted in a deep and saturated shade of dark blue, which softens the folds of the shape: you must get closer to distinguish them. Similarly, you must get close to people who wear a mask, to unmask them!
Moretta is the mask reserved to women. As it is held in place by a button in the mouth, masked women could not utter a single word and, deprived of the power of speech, had to express themselves with gestures. A silence full of expectations in the quest of a meaning. Today, it expresses the mystical attitude of those who take shelter in alternative dimensions, ready to believe beyond all evidence, looking for new meanings in existence.