The Heroine’s Journey of Alessandra Scandella

What is the best thing that I love about my work? the best thing I love of my work is of course painting, I love the colours and the signs, but even freedom, I am lucky because I can choose when and where to work

What is my idea of happiness? My idea of happiness is to have people to love and to stay well , and to have the possibility to express my interiority and passion, even with my work

What is my greatest fear? my greatest fear is sickness and death, for me and my loved ones 

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? to be too insecure, sometimes selfish, timorous and shy

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire most people that fight for their rights, mostly the women, and mostly in the country not democratic, and the people that express themselves with the art, some name: Tikhanovskaja, Kamala Harris, Liliana Segre, for art : David Hockney, Cui Ruzhuo, Marina Abramovic, Zaha Hadid, Marisa Merz, Akunyili Crosby

What is my greatest extravagance? It is to be too superstitious

On what occasion would I lie? when I don’t want trouble and when I don’t want to hurt my dear

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I dislike sometimes to copy too much from photos, I should create more by fantasy

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? The happiest in my work is to create by my watercolors an interior world with the colours, the nature, the transparency and the women

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would be more courageous

What is my greatest achievement in work? It is to have obtained a personal technique and style with all my elements, that make me different from the others

Where would I most like to live? I love Milan that is a great city, but I love sometimes to go to the seaside and paint there, or to live in Japan for sometime

What is my most treasured possession? It is  painting

What is my most marked characteristic? Sensibility

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? There is a church, San Maurizio, it is magical

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? A farmhouse, in the centre of the city, Cascina Cuccagna, it is a nice place to stay

What books influenced my life and how? I loved very much Dostoevskij, Fratelli Karamazow, and Demoni

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Purcell, Dido and Eneas

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? The heroes of Dostoevskji and Tolstoj

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 8e 1/2(Fellini), Il monello, Roma citta’ aperta, I vitelloni, Il dittatore, Uccelli, Biancaneve, Fantasia, Quarto potere, Decalogo (Kieslowski)

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is very important for my work, I try to go very often to art exhibitions and festival art

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? It means you have to choose with very attention what is important and what is not important in your life, concentrating in few things, loved people and your passion, if not you are loosing your time

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My greatest fans are my partner and  my son

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2020? I would like to work with fashion stylist, such as Miuccia Prada, Brunello Cucinelli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci, Hermes, Dior, and animation,  house productions  such as Dreamworks, BBC Films, Vertigo Films, and magazine, such as Newyorker, New York Times, Le Monde

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2020? i would like to meet art directors and producers  for animations, art director for newspapers, and fashion stylists, for example: Emmanuel Laparra, Rina Kushnir, Deanna Donegan, Carlo Trentin.

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on? I’m working on watercolor animations, I’m preparing a project that describe the culture, art, beauty and fashion of Italy

Where can you see me or my work in 2020? You can see my work on  my website and on Instagram  Scandella.illustrazioni, and for example this month I’m on La Repubblica, cronaca di Roma, for a series of historical illustration about Risorgimento italiano

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? It means that it is not a question of age, the passion and the energy you have is never ending, and it is fundamental for your life

You can contact me by my website, or by my mail

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