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MEMORIES & paintings
By Tina Cortese
...Ascea was a little town
   
 
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ITALIAN AMERICAN ARTIST
... Concetta Tina Cortese
Versione Italiana
 
 

                                       by Tina Cortese

Ascea was a little town than, it was just .. the sea, the sand , few homes , the station and the mountains .

Early in the morning I would see from my bedroom  window lots of mothers and wife on the beach , waiting for their love ones coming home from the sea, were they were fishing all night. In  little boats they would bring lots of fish, it was like a happy occasion. …that time they had no wash machine, but they had a place in town were all the women got together and wash their clothes ,the fountain had the shape of a pool. I remember that we would go in town shopping and pass near the fountain , there the ladies did their work with lots of songs. For them that work was very simple , even when they carry l’anfora full of water on their heads was very easy,…simple people but with the heart of gold .

Ascea is a small village in Southern Italy whose origins go back to ancient times when the Greeks founded new colonies, infact this area is also known as the “Magna Graecia”
The village of Ascea (Elea) was the hometown of great philosophers such as Parmenide and Zenone (Eleatic School).

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 Concetta Tina Cortese

My name is Concetta Tina Cortese,

I was born in Pomigliano D’Arco, Naples, Italy, on may 26, l950.

My father Mario Panico and his brother Luigi, owned and operated a leather shop , my mother Assunta was a homemaker, who enjoyed sewing dresses for my sister Franca and me. Although I never went to art school, as a teenager I spent most of my free time drawing and painting. After graduating high school I enrolled  and majored in Early Childhood Education ,

In September of 1969 my parents decided to move in the United States of America. We moved to Queens, New York.  At first, my Aunt Teresa and Uncle Salvatore Rea guided us with the necessary tools, understanding and love, that helped us to build a new life here in America.

Upon moving in New York my sister and I attended a school of language, to learn how to write and speak English. Right after ,we both got a job at the International Commercial Bank Of China in Wall street. N.Y. I worked there  six years, In 1977 I got married to Dario Cortese and on June 13, 1978 our son Robert was born.

Being an at home mother and wife it gave me time to pursue my childhood hobby and dream of painting, drawing, and becoming an artist. I have painted 55 paintings consisting of landscapes, portrait, seascapes, I was glad to exhibit some of my work in the year 2000 and 2001 at the Chelsea Center , in Muttontown, N.Y.

Two solo exhibitions at the Farmingdale Public Library in Farmingdale N.Y. in 2005. And the last exhibition in June 2006

There I received lots of beautiful comments – one visitor wrote” your work is quite lovely , great texture and a nice classic look.

And Kristina and Kathleen wrote “you have beautiful, exquisite work!!!!!!! , I love it, so enchanting”

Other  visitors ask me question about 3 paintings, with the title “Ascea Marina” , it was difficult for me saying just that Ascea is a beautiful place for a vacation, because Ascea is more than that. …But I can tell you in simple words what Ascea is for me.. In 1955 our grandparents built a vacation home there , a walking distance from the beach and we would go there every year for one month ,

Ascea was a little town than, it was just .. the sea, the sand , few homes , the station and the mountains . But this little town had a beauty that is not to easy express in words, And the beauty was non only the “panorama” but was also in the peoples that lived there . I was a little , but I was able to capture their beauty .

Early in the morning I would see from my bedroom  window lots of mothers and wife on the beach , waiting for their love ones coming home from the sea, were they were fishing all night. In  little boats they would bring lots of fish, it was like a happy occasion. …that time they had no wash machine, but they had a place in town were all the women got together and wash their clothes ,the fountain had the shape of a pool. I remember that we would go in town shopping and pass near the fountain , there the ladies did their work with lots of songs. For them that work was very simple , even when they carry l’anfora full of water on their heads was very easy,…simple people but with the heart of gold .  My grandmother Francesca Delli Paoli had relatives in the town of Camerota and when she would go to visit them by train, she fall in love with all those town, one day she visited Ascea and she made her family very happy. And for that I would like to dedicate my wonderful memory to my grandma Francesca and my grandpa Carmine Panico..

I would like to thank all the people that took their time looking at my work.

And thank you to Mr. Frank Veneroso for giving me the opportunity to show my work .

Thank you
Concetta Tina Cortese. 

Concettac@optonline.net

 

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