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Deaf woman uses art to communicate, paints works by Boticelli, Raphael

SILVANA BONFILI

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

“She has a severe form of autism. She is blind and deaf. She communicates with those closes to her through her body language, and through her designs, which are beautiful.”

She began by painting portraits of her classmates at a school for the deaf. Now, her paintings depict images such as Joseph and Mary fleeing Egypt, the birth of Jesus in a manger, his baptism at the River Jordan, him washing his disciples feet, and the Last Supper.

SILVANA BONFILI

Museo di Roma in Trastevere

“All of her colored works are reproductions of the greatest artists like Gauguin, Klimt or Picasso. Her paintings depict great works form the past which she reinterpreted in her own way.”

With the help from the Community of St. Egidio in Rome, Marianna Caprioletti has exhibited her work, allowing her to overcome her challenges and speak to the public, without a word or sound.

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