"Art must be accessible to everyone as it is a public staircase. Its deeper value is discovered in its complexity only at the end of a steep climb, from where you can admire the beauty as a whole, the feminine ".
Popstairs is the name of the project conceived, realized and co-produced by the IN / OUT Association, Rome & Rome, in collaboration with the MURo Association. To realize all the street artist David Vecchiato, in Diavù art, he painted, in several stages, five "monuments to the feminine" on five Roman staircases with the faces of actresses. Each of these portraits is linked to the memory of a film shot nearby. Five actions that celebrate not only the beauty and the ability to interpret women, but also the will, ambition and tenacity, while at the same time the daily effort, the social and cultural upsurge to the feminine.
We find out what are the protagonists of this interesting roman street art project.
We are near Prima Valley and here, on the stairway of Via Fiamignano, the delicate face of Ingrid Bergman is waiting for us. Among these streets, the unforgettable actress has played Europa 51, directed by director Roberto Rossellini. As Diavù explains, all the works performed are anamorphic, and only from a single point of view they are perfectly composed.
Michèle Mercier is portrayed instead on the staircase of via Ronciglione in corso Francia where he played the scenes of the movie "Il Giovedì" by Dino Risi, together with actor Walter Chiari.
ELENA SOFIA RICCI
In Trastevere, on the stairway of Via Ugo Bassi, the face is that of Elena Sofia Ricci, taken from a scene of the film "In the name of the sovereign people" by Luigi Magni. The film's character is inspired by Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso, patriot, journalist, writer and publisher of revolutionary newspapers, actively involved in the Risorgimento, in 1849 on the front line in Rome in the defense of the Roman Republic, between Trastevere and the Gianicolo. Diavù used a group of artists from all over Italy, whom he called "precious rescuers": Serena Melandri, Giorgio Silvestrelli, Gaia Niola.
The staircases of the New Market Andrea Doria in the center of Rome are colored by Anna Magnani's beautiful smile. Diavù has dedicated the double staircase of the market to the Roman actress, retraining it in a diva version and in a woman version. Anna Magnani is a symbol of determination, beauty and love for animals, and great interpreter of the world of the Roman market, in "Campo de 'Fiori" by Mario Bonnard and in "Mamma Roma" by P. Paolo Pasolini.