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Quomodo descendit imber et inebriat terram

Gold, acrylics, digital painting and print on D-Bond, 2022

The artwork refers to Isaiah 55:10-11, quoted in Latin in the title. The visual representation takes inspiration from Danae in art history. The link between the two is based on the image of rain falling from the sky as a symbol of fertility: it’s golden rain sent by Zeus to impregnate Danae in one case, and rain and snow falling from the sky to fertilize earth as the word of God is sent to achieve its purpose among men. The male body is investigated with the same canons and topoi traditionally used for women, reversing gender roles and interpretating reality from a different perspective.