"Reading" the ex-­votos
4 thematic paths towards a visual and narrative reading of the ex­-votos
1. between the ordinary and the extraordinary

Each of the paintings, whatever the miracle for which the thanksgiving is being offered, binds the daily course of events to the divine providence.
2. the thread of the tale

In a very small space the painter gives many informations, so that the onlooker may retrace all the subsequent passages of the event.
3. The Journeey's landscape

Most of the paintings tell a story of perils escaped during a journey.
The landscape is an important part of the tale.
4. Hope-Promise-Give Thanks

In the moment of peril all the protagonists of these little­big stories cry their hope out loud, their desire to do good, their firm belief that the Divine Providence will not fail to come to the rescue.