Portrait of a geisha in her ceremonial dress. The solitary figure converges the attention totally on the gaze of the girl who inexorably interrogates the observer, establishing a sort of silent, telepathic dialogue with him. The figure is a synthesis of the Japanese tradition, of an ancient world where beauty is chosen as the form of existence, the geisha as a living art form, a form that transcends the physical world and reverberates in the pure essence of the divine human . The geisha is therefore a symbol of purity, a witness that a life beyond life full of meaning is possible where every gesture, also symbolized by the rotation of the hands in an archaic and elegant gesture, and every moment is transformed into something sublime that goes beyond the simple daily physicality. The geisha also as a symbol of extreme femininity, full of maternal sweetness and existential refinement, light years away from the corruption of the Western feminine and from the void that this has left by virtue of a spasmodic and disordered search for an elusive dignity.
|Artist: Gianni De Mauro|
Dimensions: 50×70 cm
Technique: oil on canvas
Certificate of Authenticity: yes
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