Manfred Böttcher (German, 1933-2001), Tovo (Italy), 1990s. Brown and black chalk, 14.7 x 20.7 cm.
Mino Ceretti (Italian, b. 1930), Figura probabile (autoritratto), 2006. Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm.
"I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin."