Proverbio 18

Days of future past

“Turris Fortissima nomen Domini.” Or commonly known as “Proverbio 18” is a set of two drawings by Riccardo Rossi part of  Days of Future Past’ collection.

La Giralda de Sevilla

Based on the original artwork of Don Genaro Pérez de Villa-amil this view of the main tower of the city represent a disruptive urban landscape without people.

Playing along with this conceptual irony  and an accurate work of layering and Icons infill, the author presents a scenario where Orange Trees and creeks fill the streets. 


  • Author: Riccardo Rossi
  • Year: 2018
  • Size: 550 x 390 mm

Done with Caran d’Ache pencils on an old lithography bought at a street market “Fortissima” was drawn in 2018 to conceive and build the concept visions for the Orange Republick project in its early stages. 

The artwork has been exposed in Madrid during the “41 Certamen de Pequeño” formato in Madrid by the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores Española.

Fortissima Reloaded

  • Author: Riccardo Rossi
  • Year: 2022
  • Size: 594 x 841 mm

After some year from the publication of the first drawing the artwork has been edited again starting from a larger scale print where was possible to define details and elements.

This new version brings the night to the composition, lighting up the darkness with a star and celestial corps.

Giralda de Sevilla - drawing Riccardo Rossi 2018 - Preview

Proverbio 18 Prints details

  • Size: 59 X 84 cm / 23.4  X 33.1 inch
  • Archival Fine Art Print based on an high res scan of the original artwork

Hahnemühle German Etching Paper

High texture, spaced (sketching paper)

Fine Art Giclée Print

High Quality Laid Textured Paper