“Breve vita di un quadro” was a project for Made in Filandia 2011, an art event that invited artists to question the meaning of „territoriality“ and produce a site-specific artwork. In his studio in Berlin, Flavio de Marco realized a painting inspired by photographs of the site and then went to Italy and buried his work into the ground of the site. He installed a marble tombstone with the inscritpion which commemorates the dead image. This act refers to the consideration that a painting is not an object, but alive, and that death and art are closely linked. During the „burial“, the artist has read a passage from “The Brothers Karamazov” by F. Dostoievsky.