"Sacred Myths - stories of men and saints, the personal exhibition of the young Elisa Zadi, an emerging talent of Italian contemporary art, known for her tireless search for the Truth through self-portrait, who on this important occasion will present a remarkable cycle of works and unpublished installations, with a strong emotional impact, which evoke historical and legendary figures belonging to the culture of Lucca, returning an engaging and intimate interpretation.With stubbornness and intuition, in a contemplative and mystical dimension, for this new important work Elisa Zadi became even more pilgrim in the aesthetic and ideal journey through the lives of these figures belonging to the glorious tradition of Lucca, to live their stories, their legends, their exemplary, universal and therefore immortal gestures. By being nourished by the beauty of an intense and spiritual contact, the artist's capacity for introspective excavation has this time directed to conscious identification in each of these lives, souls shining in our memory, in order to possess their essence and renew their memory. to the minds and eyes of men. In many paintings, structured as polyptychs and altarpieces, self-portraying as Santa Giulia, Santa Zita and Lucida Mansi was certainly not for provocation or self-celebration, but for an intimate desire for identification in the individual chosen figures. Elisa Zadi thus transmitted the sense of very deep inner research that led her - as a woman and as an artist - to seek, in the wake of the iconographic tradition, living traces of herself ", writes the curator of the exhibition, the well-known critic of art Marco Palamidessi.