Artists Showroom » Ophelia

Eva Santín

The works presented in this exhibition meet the latest creations of a larger project in which Eva Santín works now, employing the element of water and construction of the feminine imagination, in this case, through the figure of Ophelia.

Ophelia was the subject of numerous studies and trials. In the words of Gaston Bachelard, "will be shown for centuries to dreamers and poets, floating in the River, with its flowers and its extended hair over water"."And is that, beyond belonging to literature, Ophelia becomes a legendary, timeless character who embodies not only the concepts of suicide and death caused by evil d'amour, but which also recovers the archetypal symbolic nature of the water, as a transmitter of a metamorphosis (water metamorphosis of Ovid), to"drown in their own emotions", and diluted in water."To its spread around their clothes, and as a naiad, held it afloat for a short while. Meanwhile, he sang verses of ancient tunes, as unconscious of their own misfortune, or a creature endowed by nature to live in the element".

(SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet, Act. IV, SC. V) in addition to the series Ophelia, also presented Veil, as poetic Synecdoche of the floating hair and the water, cheering a symbol of the psychology of the waters, and explains almost, by itself, the entire complex of Ophelia that talks about Bachelard. We also find the Cleanse series, which alludes to the purifying and healing capacity of the liquid element.

Organized by: Artista(s)
Location:  Gravina, 27,

From: 13-11-2012
To:  04-12-2012

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