People! It’s a Petrified Putto!

| November 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

By: Eulalio Fabie De Silva

November 9, 2008 – Standing aloft a penthouse of a chilly autumn air this child holds high a dish, or an ornated bowl.

Seemingly indifferent from the hustle and bustles of Chicago. This petrified (literally) putto (Italian term for a cherubic infant) braves the city with his stolid expression and as if not enough, he carries with him a bowl while usually to carry a plant, a bush, or a little tree.

Still. Stoic and Silent.

All the alliterations in this world isn’t enough to describe this little hero.  Often seen from the Renaissance era, he has been donning Italian paintings delighting his viewers with his services.

More than 500 years later, Chicago’s Lincoln Park dons her own bambino.

Eulalio DeSilva is a Chicago-based Artist-Painter (also a Graphic Designer and Photographer) has been exhibiting for more than 10 years with over 40 group shows up to date, and working on his major solo exhibition for 2009 at the Riverside Art Center just within the outskirt of Chicago. He resides with his family in the North side of Chicago with his wonderful wife and a budding artist son, Michael (11 yr old). Visit his art website at

Category: Art & Leisure

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