Orticolario 2023 “In the sense of water”

Orticolario 2023. Ph. Luigi Fieni

Ph. by Luigi Fieni. Model: Emanuele Moroni

Theme: Water Landscape

Down in the darkness of a lake or in the silence of a karst river, and then up to the overwhelming bubbling of the waves: a journey against the current in the vital Water Landscape towards which man has lost an inner, deep, authentic awareness.

The ancestral relationship between man and water is a complicity as ancient as it is intimate, a regenerative and destructive relationship, an emotional and dynamic magic. The history of water and its landscape coincides with the history of the world and it is the sense of belonging to places that shapes our behaviour. 

“Only by becoming water ourselves can we learn to perceive and understand it”.

Main characters: Plants for a sustainable garden

From aquatic to totally dry ecosystems, each plant has a special relationship with water.
Orticolario 2023 immerses itself, guiding us, into the depths of this bond, passing from water lilies to cacti and showcasing the different habitats in which plants live.

In-depth articles

Until June: Monday appointment with “Sensitive nature” and “Traveling into a landscape” about Plants for a sustainable garden and Water Landscape.

“L’uomo è l’acqua” (Man is water) by Armando Sangiorgio, Francesco Guarino, Lucia Martiniello (Editoriale Anicia, 2021)
“Paesaggi d’acqua e idrofilia (Water landscapes and hydrophilia). Luoghi, letteratura, percezioni tra geografia letteraria e coscienza ecologica” (Places, literature, perceptions between literary geography and ecological awareness) by Carlotta Favaro, Francesco Vallerani (Bollettino della Società Geografica Italiana, 2019)
“Trattato delle virtù medicinali dell’acqua comune” (Treatise on the medicinal virtues of common water) Opera del signor Smith (Work by Mr. Smith) – Aggiungesi il Gran Febbrifugo del Dr Hancock (Dr. Hancock’s Great Febrifuge is added) (Appresso Simone Occhi, 1747)
“L’acqua pura e semplice” (Pure and simple water) by Paolo Consigli (‎Tecniche Nuove, 2005)