THE BLACK GODDESS ASCENDING
The cycle of paintings DARK GODDESS ASCENDING is a continuation and elaboration of the cycle DARK GODDESS IN POMPEII and THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE DARK GODDESS in which I dealt with the appearance of the mythical Dark Goddess, present in different civilizations and religions, in various forms throughout human history.
(By returning to the narrative, I tried to deconstruct the construction of the myth and establish that myth through personal fiction. Research on the Black Goddess combines fiction and faction with the goal of relativizing any general place in the interpretation of history, which is not prone to re-examination and change.)
This opus contains initial impulses from widespread mythologies but also establishes connections with stories from the New and Old Testaments, which makes this opus extremely interesting in view through postmodernist discourse. On a formal level, images range from figuration to abstraction, making that the cycle assumes an ambivalent framework, thus erasing the clear boundary between poetics while still retaining the homogeneous visual identity that defines the theme.