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The relief-image cycle, begun in 1948, “represents the poetic healing of the reality that surrounds us, especially in the most humble objects which usually get lost” (Remo Bianco). His Impronte (Imprints) consist of plaster, pressed cardboard or plastic and casts of objets trouvés.

These works could be interpreted by the statements of the ‘Manifesto dell’Arte Improntale’ (The Imprint Manifesto), written by Bianco in 1956 which responded to the “need of fixing certain moments of one’s life in time forever (...), being obsessed by the unacceptable possibility that they might be cancelled and lost for ever” (L. Giudici 2005).

The ‘Sacchettini – Testimonianze’ (Little plastic bags - Witnesses) - created in the second half of the 1950s, belong to the same cycle. In these works the “worthless objects that we forget” (Remo Bianco), such as coins, shells, small toys, scraps objects, are packaged into plastic bags, fixed on a wooden panel, and hung on walls like a traditional picture.