I draghetti d'acqua che si rincorrono
IMAGINARIUM Collection *
"The dragons of water that run"
The iconography of the dragon in the Western world of the medieval period has always been associated with Satan and has had various representations. In East and India rather his story is very different, we read of friendly dragons led around with a lot of biting and riding in parties or wedding receptions. The low relief of the main portal of the Cathedral of Ferrara has a meaning definitely demonic, in the context that we see the spirit of gaiety prevails instead of the Eastern tradition, made ​​with very accurate stylistic details and enlivened by warm colors.
The works in this series are drawn from the figures in low relief placed in square frames, or in small niches that adorn the main entrance of the Cathedral of Ferrara and is nestled in the sloping pillars that create the splay of the main entrance. The themes of these sculptures are drawn from medieval Bestiaria, which is a collection of real or imaginary animals that symbolize the virtues and vices or Herbaria whose symbolic value is not always a given interpretation. The title of the small exhibition attracts the imagination of a time now far away, but always fascinating because it is our past, when the events of the life and history were marked by imaginative and fanciful beliefs.