"I can pardon all who lose their senses in Naples." - Wolfang Goethe
Naples is a magical destination, for its charm and contradictions. Wolfgang Goethe in his Journey to Italy wrote: “Let man talk, describe, and paint as he may, to be in Naples is more than all... I can pardon all who lose their senses in Naples.”
ERUPTION OF VESUVIUSIn 1924 Walter Benjamin, a German philosopher and literary critic, during his stay in Capri, noted in his diary «In Naples, a porous city, because of stuff, religion mixes with folklore and justice with the underworld.» To Naples, a city of interpenetrations of different aspects, the Neapolitan writer Raffaele la Capria dedicated various books, including «Lost harmony» and the «Vesuvius snow». You can still travel to Naples, even by sitting at your desk, thanks to the representations of the eruption of vesuvius by Gennaro Regina who, in the last ten years, has painted «Eruption of Vesuvius», a series of 88 depictions. In Gennaro Regina’s repertoire, there are also domestic sculptures, small decorative owls made with mixtures of coloured resins.