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ART AS AN INNER QUEST
glossed catalogue of paintings 1989-1991
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
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  The Abduction of Persephone
1989.12
140 x 395, oil on canvas, in 8 parts

Something terrible happened: a brutal interruption of love, Pluto’s abduction of Proserpine to the Realm of Darkness. Did this mean, then, a return to the shadows of the previous paintings where the artist, like Orpheus, woefully sought his lost Eurydice? As the two contrasting myths themselves indicate, the experience was different, this time: Proserpine was not lost to the darkness, but became its queen for half a year, returning to Earth for the remaining half to bring her luminous force of life.

See also:
The Abduction of Persephone 1990.09.20
Proserpina 1992.04.10

Click: detail of the left part
           detail of the right part



  Creation
1990.02
160 x 290, oil on canvas, in 5 parts

Whenever I paint the ‘Creation’, it is Eve, not Adam to appear in my dreams. Who can say whether it was a male or female body, or both,which issued from the hand of God? But He gave life to the Soul before He gave life to the Body, and the Soul is no doubt female because, when the Spirit impregnates her, she becomes a bearer of new creatures.



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