Ilaria Franza is inspired by the romanticism, getting lost in the storm of william turner’s work, in caspar david friedrich views. observing nature and the landscape with the heart and the eyes of a romantic. She realizes, too, in that deep turmoil, that mixture of physical and emotional, the unseen can emerge, brought out from things you can only feel. These landscapes thus allow us to look beyond the horizon and over the landscape itself. They become places of the soul, dream-like views that are mixed together and melt into each other; soul and dream, like watercolor and water. Therefore, the real landscapes become abstract, and by emerging from the water, in turn make the invisible visible. Water is at the heart of this work, it is pivotal. it is by no coincidence that the artist’s works are watercolors, and the language of water is its initial gesture. it is for this reason that this medium of Ilaria Franza’s works. a work of patience that emerges from the water, to blend with color. The water and the color is shifted, moved, channelled. With technical gestures, focused and precise, Ilaria moves the canvas in a slow dance, thoughtful and meticulous. as the artist, she leads and moves. the water can, however, control, direct, manage, but will always be independent, with its own energy. Ilaria is not afraid of this water flowing: drifting, running with her. Moreover, this is why in addition to watercolors, her work sometimes goes as far as using acrylic or ink.