L'albero-fiore della fortuna
IMAGINARIUM Collection *
The tree-growing flower of fortune (clover grass)
This figure appears in fitomorfa medieval herbals, or summaries that describe the plant kingdom. The plant has always had positive connotations for both the therapeutic value that was recognized that the religious one, because it represented the Trinity. The work the colors wrap wants to convey this positive message.
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.