In the Sacred and Profane we see depicted a girl smoking a cigarette wearing a clargiman, a dress usually used by men of religion. No matter what religion you are talking about, this portrait is a question, a young woman asks with her gaze and her defiant attitude who can feel entitled to judge God, who can affirm what he wants or does not want from 'man. His youth and his beauty are a key to open all the doors of the hearts of men, especially of the weakest and most easily corruptible, his youth is also a virgin ground, freer from the superstructures that obstruct the vision of adults, his relationship with the divine is more limpid, wild, original, he is not afraid of making mistakes, his heart is pure and corrupt at the same time, his beauty is virginal and at the same time bold, a constant challenge to the man who fears a God who is hides in the folds of life. It is a controversial picture, full of interpretations, symbolic, in which all of our civilization is put under the magnifying glass. Perhaps it is not God who has abandoned men, perhaps it is the men who have denied, sold off, abolished, exchanged, sold, evaluated, weighed, without having any title and the girl, in her beautiful expression of judgment, is there to remind us that we are nothing more than crazed splinters of the arrogance of mankind.
|Artist: Gianni De Mauro|
Dimensions: 50×70 cm
Technique: oil on canvas
Certificate of Authenticity: yes
Opera code: xxxxxx