Museum of Seasons is a permanent exhibition space, displaying the images of La Foresta during every past season of the journey by every artist who has contributed their imagination and created a seasonal portrait. By clicking on the artist's name you will be directed to an online gallery showcasing a selection of their work and their reflections about it. 

"When I am in the forest, that is, when I inhabit my body, I have no doubt I am in the right place and I know it. That’s when my thoughts realize it and stay silent for a while. What happens to me in those moments I can not explain in words, this is why it is better to dance, sing, hug, cry, jump into the river, laugh or make illustrations." See and read more at our autumn artist's Violeta Lopiz personal gallery of the inner forest.

In summer 2017 our invited artist was Ana Ventura. Ana  is a multi-facetted artist and illustrator, working with a wide variety of media. She is creating illustrated books, embroidery sets, decorative wall stickers, photographs, screenprints, postcards, clothes and accessories.

Things didn’t have name when we were forests. "Perhaps we are all foreigners, exiled in the City, always with nostalgia for a distant Forest", - writes Jesus Cisneros, the author of spring portrait of La Foresta. More on longing for the time when we were woods you will discover visiting the delicate exhibition of Jesus' work. 


In winter 2016/2017 Britta Teckentrup, Berlin-based illustrator, has created 2 portraits of La Foresta - this one is a snowy dress La Foresta wore for the rest of winter. Have a stroll at Britta's gallery.

In winter 2016/2017 Britta Teckentrup, Berlin-based illustrator, has created 2 portraits of La Foresta - this one was for the festive season of winter holidays. Britta's gallery is dedicated to landscapes and the changing seasons of nature and of human life.

Much of the artwork of Adolfo Serra is dedicated to nature as something huge, overwhelming, simple, brutal, beautiful; to humans as creatures of nature; and also to the inner nature, growth, maturity, change and inner journeys. It's about one’s need to seek their own forest to grow, to meet, to be true to their own nature, whatever it is.


Creator of the first seasonal portrait for La Foresta, just at the time when she was born, is Valerio Vidali. Valerio is an illustrator and creator of picture books, wooden toys and sculptures. His books have been published in many countries around the world.

Viola Niccolai is an illustrator and picture book maker. She has created this portrait of La Foresta in spring. For further exploration and insights into her process of creation check out our interview at Creativity Cookbook or on Vimeo

 
 
 

Cover image by  Jesus Cisneros