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Painting: Oil, Gesso, Paper, Plaster, Metal on Canvas.
This artwork is inspired by Greek mythology: in Altea' s myth the Calidone' s queen try to save her son from the announced death by keeping a wooden log always lit. In my representation Altea holds a fantastic creature in her arms, and protects her with music, wrapping and hiding her between the strings of an imaginary instrument.
The atmosphere of the painting is suspended, dreamy, but the intense red and the proud gaze of the woman convey decision and strength.
The tapered profile of face and hands stand out from geometric backgrounds, made by combining rough surfaces, as if they came to us from an ancient world.