Ophelia

Ophelia

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Ophelia

 

 

 

“Queen Gertrude:

There is a willow grows aslant a brook 

That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream. 

There with fantastic garlands did she come 

Of crowflowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples, 

That liberal shepherds give a grosser name, 

But our cold maids do “dead men’s fingers” call them. 

There, on the pendant boughs her coronet weeds 

Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke, 

When down her weedy trophies and herself 

Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide, 

And mermaid-like a while they bore her up, 

Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds 

As one incapable of her own distress, 

Or like a creature native and indued 

Unto that element. But long it could not be 

Till that her garments, heavy with their drink, 

Pulled the poor wretch from her melodious lay 

To muddy death.”

– Act 4, Scene 7, line 183

Hamlet, W. Shakespeare

 

Cuentos

Cuentos

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Cuentos

 

 

 

 

“Cuento (from Latin, compŭtus, account) is a short story created by one or several authors, based on real or fictional events, whose plot is played by a small group of characters and with a relatively simple argument.

The story is shared both orally and in writing; although at first, the most common was by oral tradition. In addition, it can give an account of real or fantastic events but always starting from the base of being an act of fiction, or a mixture of fiction with real events and real characters. It usually contains several characters that participate in a single central action, and there are those who believe that a striking ending is an indispensable requirement of this genre. Its objective is to awaken a shocking emotional reaction in the reader. Although it can be written in verse, totally or partially, it is generally given in prose. It is done through the intervention of a narrator, and with a preponderance of the narration about the monologue, the dialogue, or the description. “.” 

Wikipedia

 

Arcadia

Arcadia

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Arcadia

 

 

 

 

“Arcadia was a region of ancient Greece, and over time it has become the name of an imaginary country, created and described by various poets and artists, especially the Renaissance and Romanticism.

In this imagined place reigns happiness, simplicity and peace in an idyllic environment inhabited by a population of shepherds who live in communion with nature, as in the legend of the good savage … “.

Wikipedia

 

Arcadia is a project that proposes a reflection on the evocative capacity of everyday life. There is an idealized territory, a Mediterranean arcadia that we evoked without precision or concrete images. It may simply be a series of sensations. These brief fragments of reality, taken as episodes, are offered as postcards, as a small amount of concrete information, which could allow the observer to redefine his Arcadia, his imagined or lost paradise.

Waldweben

Waldweben

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Waldweben

 

 

 

 

 

… the forest, the place where we are when we are lost, and it is where we need to go in order to find ourselves …

Jean Shinoda

 

SigfriDO, Act. II

Siegfried arrives at the forest, at the cave where Fáfner the dragon is, with the intention of defeating the legendary beast. While waiting for his appearance, “he comfortably accommodates himself under a lime tree” and quickly “abandons himself in a silent reverie” …

“He reclines and observes the branches of the trees, enchanted by the murmurs of the forest” …

Sigfrido, Richard Wagner, 1857

 

In Wagner’s epic, the forests of the Ring of the Nibelung are inhabited by dwarves, giants who are dark forces … and above all, inhabits the fate of Siegfried. The forest reveals its mission with their voices and has a “dawn” effect on the hero.

According to Carl Jung the forest, the sea and the space of the labyrinth are considered as symbols of the unconscious, or rather, represent the “fear to the unconscious”.

The trip to the forest leads us to knowledge and harmony with ourselves …

Beauty repairs.

 

Seascapes, Beauty repairs

Seascapes, Beauty repairs

Seascapes

Beauty repairs.

Seascapes is a reflection on light, color, matter, space and time.

We all keep an image of the sea. An image that accompanies us throughout life and that is a reference of serenity, peace and tranquility. The sea catches our gaze, perhaps because of its changing nature. We never look at the same sea, just as we never bathe in the same river (Heraclitus), as its waters have changed and we too.

The technique, learned from seventeenth-century painting schools in Kyoto, consists of the gentle sedimentation of mineral pigment in layers, in such a way that the light is reflected in a different way at each moment generating different images of the sea, along the day, throughout the year.

Seascapes is a proposal, for a moment of intimacy, introspection and personal repair.