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IMAGINARIUM Collection *
"The dog with wings with two heads and six legs out among the leaves."
Dogs up to half of the thirteenth century were not the subject of emotional attention has not been allowed to enter the house and are often associated with cruel practices. Under this figure instead acquires the dignity that we give to this animal contemporaries, pride, intelligence, the strength that our "friend" has the collective unconscious today.
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.