Lemon x Ronelle Pienaar Jenkin Isadore Sample


The year is 1927. The place, Rapallo, Italy. This is the setting of a brief yet fervent affair between the 17-year-old, French born Isadore and Captain De Bortoli, one which began and ended abruptly. What we know about these two lovers is loosely based on unreliable or at best questionable memories of the few witnesses still alive today. 

According to the story, the young Isadore was so tormented by his love for another man that he walked into the sea. The Captain never recovered from this loss and finally after years of agonizing mourning, followed suit. 

He left behind a wife (but no children) who had known about her husband's secret. To honor him and in acknowledgment of the love she was unable to give him, she planted two burgundy bougainvilleas along the stairs leading up to Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro, in memory of her Captain De Bortoli and his Isadore. 

This wallpaper touches on fragments of memories, intertwined with a stylized interpretation of the unruly rambling bougainvillea. ‘Isadore’ is a tale entirely fabricated by the artist.

Digitally printed on paper backed or vinyl wallpaper

Professional consultation and installation recommended

Every screen is different, color may vary from screen to wallpaper

8x10 inches

1 week


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