Under the Cover of Night

“Under the Cover of Night” presents

a dynamic play of contrasts 

and minimalist composition.

The dominating, intensely black background plane starkly contrasts

with the lighter, subtle lines that form human shapes.


This is a pandemic work. It illustrates

the nocturnal conversations

and neighborly relationships of Italians. The night symbolizes the boundary between the visible and the hidden, between what is overt

and what is concealed. Between

what is permitted and what is not.


It's a story about the strength and great need for interpersonal relationships. Mutual support, the need to be together. Faced with uncertainty

and difficult-to-overcome barriers,

the emotional and psychological aspects of life in hiding, in isolation, prompt relationships beyond boundaries.

Series Limits
Year completed 2022
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

54 x 54 x 4 cm / 21.3 x 21.4 x 1.6 (framed)

50 x 50 x 2 cm / 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G029
Availability available in the gallery offer