Glaukopis

Glaukopis

A simple piece of barbed wire. By itself, it evokes imprisonment, concentration camp and oppression. Through historical accumulation it has become a metaphor for political violence and censorship. It’s a symbol which recalls a set of representations exceeding the simple object.
After his liberation from Auschwitz ,Primo Levi said: “Freedom. The breach in the barbed wire gave us its tangible image”.
The blue background symbolizes this freedom by returning to the light blue as Minerva’s colour.
Again, Athena-Minerva gives her name to the owl (Athene noctua)which in Greek and Roman mythology was the attribute of the goddess of wisdom ,was the symbol of clairvoyance and the light after the solution of a problem. That’s why, in the nineteenth century, with Hegel, the owl became the symbol of philosophy.
Its plaintive call, which I sometimes hear in the morning, announcing the rising sun, sounds to me like a message of hope.

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micol fornai
7 years ago
micol fornai Artist
bellissima!!!
Corrado Lippi
8 years ago
Corrado Lippi Artist
Lei è un grande artista e un'anima luminosa.
ANTONIA P.
8 years ago
ANTONIA P. Critic, Curator
Complimenti
Pigi
9 years ago
Pigi Artist
Magnifica!! Sempre più versatile, davvero bravo!
Souad Nasr Makhoul
9 years ago
Beatiful!
Carlo D'Orta
9 years ago
Carlo D'Orta Artist
Molto suggestivo, bravo Angelo
Maurizio Carpanelli
9 years ago
sempre ricca di umanità e di cultura la tua arte Angelo !Apprezzo molto!
GIULIART
9 years ago
GIULIART Artist
bella
Gianfranco ferlazzo
9 years ago
Bellissima!
Cat
9 years ago
Cat Photographer
Belle oeuvre !

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