I taught Italian to some Moroccan women for two years. I spent a year trying to “enter” their feelings rooms. I discovered a hidden and fascinating female universe, closed to most of the people. Women who cannot show their faces.
Faces that emanate both delicate and strong feelings. They made me think about the wallpapers, the occidental version of “Arabesque”, a decoration that in the Islamic art has the purpose to give to the observer a pleasant sensation of serenity and beauty. Wallpapers are precious and make rooms more beautiful, rooms that can only be accessed by the people who live there and by few guests. I used the wallpapers made by William Morris, a member of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a movement based on an aesthetic vision of art, sensitive to nature and social issues.
They are “Women’s interiors”.