For the first Monday Poster of November we have the work of Bianca Consiglio from Apulia in the south of Italy. She studied at Art Institute of Bari and at Faculty of Literature and Philosophie at Udine University and teaches History of Art at Artistic Lyceum. Bianca is an illustrator among her awards she was selected in the top ten of the international contest Freedom of movement, organized by Poster for tomorrow (Paris), and received the Graphic Design and Drawing Prize at the International Comics and Animation Festival of Dervio (Italy). Among her works we highlight the contribution to the cd-book “Per fortuna c’è il Cavaliere” by Fausto Amodei along with Altan, Staino and Mattotti (Nota-editing), the imagine for the national school competition “Un pinguino fra noi”, for the integration of students with intellectual disabilities, sponsored by Ministry of Education,
The poster “Stop Violence against Women” has been conceived for a play inspired by true stories of women killed by their partners because of jealousy and possession. The theme of violence on women is a universal one and, usually, the awareness campaigns show women with the signs of the violence suffered: bruises, cuts and blood. This choice can lead to habit so, Bianca decided to find another way to show the violence of those who exploit of women physical weakness and social role. The butterfly is a symbol of femininity and alludes to female sex and fragility. The red color is symbolic of the blood source of life but also of violent death. In fact, red is the color of the day against violence on women. “Being a woman I realize as in Italy, or anywhere else, social and institutional cultures hardly undertake actions to oppose violence on women. The roots of machismo are difficult to eradicate and the social network world shows how deep and widespread they are” says Bianca.
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