“There is a human condition in which the speech fades. When the ability to communicate with words is extinguished or impaired, to human beings remain gestures and facial expressions to convey their emotions, thoughts and fantasies.
Hundreds of muscles that animate our faces, often unconsciously, speak an archaic and powerful language, transforming our features in ancient masks, either tragic or comic, giving corporeality and tangibleness to the infinite nuances of our hearts. These portraits represent the testimony of an extreme condition of human life, when the body is transformed, disfigured by suffering or by old age, when the intellect becomes dull and the emotions get extreme.”
Image courtesy of Enrico Berni – www.enricoberni.com