Nature is omnipresent in Sacriste’s work: monochrome backgrounds, plants, tinsels and ornaments are intensified by a process of fusion between visual anamnesis and free association of images, typical of psychoanalysis, in order to simultaneously subvert the ideals of classical clarity with unmistakable references to art history: Nicolas Poussin, Caspar David Friedrich, Arnold Böcklin among others. The alliance that is created between senses and intellect, or rather between perception and cognition, appears to be essential because Anne Laure Sacriste believes firmly in a precept according to which an image experienced by the senses is the starting point of a vision that gradually expands and lyrically acquires a shape giving life to poetic forms and metaphors that are always new and vital. Her work implements an impelling ekphrasis seen as «a descriptive discourse that puts the object under the eyes effectively» . It is characterized by enà*rgeia, the force of visual representation that is made up of «people,things, moments and places and times and many others things », and delicately enriched by suggestions, shapes and colors, all elements that make up the èpos.

Anne Laure Sacriste, Domenico de Chirico