amoR di Pasolini – on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bayria dedicates a limited edition to his genius
Pasolini arrived in Bari six years after the end of the war, looking for “a place frozen in time” that would be suitable for some film shoots. He fell in love with her and dedicated a short story to her.
Pier Paolo Pasolini described the Apulian capital in the short story “Le due Bari”, written in ’51. The then 29-year-old artist narrated with abundance and poetry the double character and the peculiarities of the city in which he was a guest, giving his impressions, suggestions and verses. Despite the wounds of the war, the poet was attracted by the dynamism of the people living in the city, by the light and colors of old Bari, precisely of “Bayria”.
Bayria and Bari are doubly linked – the brand borrows its name from the ancestral one of the Apulian capital. A city nicknamed “the gateway to the east”, where the liberty style mixes with oriental influences, interrupted by baroque touches together with a cosmopolitan and underground style. The same characteristics that fascinated Pasolini so much that he dedicated a story to Bari and fell in love with it.
He had well understood its double soul: avant-garde and tradition, elegance and unscrupulousness, the same duality that Bayria brings back to eyewear. On the occasion of the centenary of the master’s birth, the brand has launched “amoR”, a limited edition produced in just 100 numbered pieces that it wishes to anchor Pier Paolo Pasolini to the Bari seafront, loved by him so much.
The design of the frame is inspired by the artist’s eyes – sunken and dreamy. A total black frame, semi-oval but characterized by a completely new shape. A ciliary part that seems to be ajar, a tribute to the melancholic eyes of the poet, but dominated by a bottle-colored visor always attached to the front, which symbolizes Pasolini’s open gaze, aimed at the future and without constraints. The visor and lens are the same green as Totò’s face in “Uccellacci e Uccellini”, the green that recurs in the landscapes of “Teorema”, green like the cover of “il mio calcio”.However, amoR is anything but melancholic eyewear, but playful, particular, challenging, captivating. A cheerful frame- The joy of the people of Bari is serious, safe and healthy (…) Everything is clear here».
amoR, an anagram of Rome, a city equally dear to Pasolini, is distributed in a case that reproduces the shape of the glasses, black with a green central flap, inspired by the shape of the old post-war scissors holders.