[a slight diversion from Espana for this painting post!]
the Casa Malaparte [completed in 1942] is often noted as one of the most provocative houses of the 20th century built by the enigmatic and iconoclastic writer Curzio Malaparte [1898-1957]
his "casa come me" ["house like me"] may appear as a block of minimalist sculpture implanted on some craggy plinth a whole era ago, but to this day it continues to throb like an inflamed sacrificial heart on that primitive altar still arousing the most primal metaphysical responses...
"Odysseus-like, he commits her to the epical voyage across the Bay of Naples to the isle of Capri,
[*lines from "Come to my Casa..." [by g. verster, 2004] - a light homage to Curzio Malaparte, who had this formidable casa built; to Jean-Luc Godard, who made the movie "Le Mépris" so brilliantly filmed on location here; to Alberto Moravia, who wrote the novel that inspired the movie; and to Brigitte Bardot, who oh so gloriously imbued them all - house, movie, men, books - with her much too easy sexiness...]