Alex RighettoBy Alex Righetto1 Minutes

Romeo and Juliet can plausibly be dated to 1595. Shakespeare must have written the play between 1591 and 1596.

Many of the works Alex Righetto is working on are inspired by the Renaissance.

He believes the Renaissance is an extremely important period, perhaps one of the most precious contributions Italy has made to the world. As an artist and as an Italian, he feels it is important to understand the legacy of his nation, considering the rich landscape of works and values that have influenced the rest of the world.

What does Renaissance mean?

“The Resurgence of the Waters” is a term coined by Leon Battista Alberti, a renowned Renaissance architect, when he was commissioned in the fifteenth century to restore the ancient Roman aqueducts. The term “Risurgenza” was later adopted by the French, following the Napoleonic era, and became “Rinascenza”. Over the centuries, this word evolved into “Rinascimento” (Renaissance in Italian). The Rinascenza symbolizes a rediscovery of the past and, in a broader sense, alludes to the concept of emancipation and progress.

That’s why this collection represents, in a sense, a Renaissance expression: it draws inspiration from an ancient concept and revisits it in a contemporary key.