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Re Genesis #6 – The garden of delights

Headline: Re Genesis #6 – The garden of delights
Artists: Marco Bertin, Carlo Pasini
Edited by: Sandro Orlandi Stagl
Texts: Sandro Orlandi Stagl, Marco Bertin, Carlo Pasini
Language: Italian
Release date: 15 December 2021
ISBN: 978-88-6057-523-4
Size: cm 16,5×24
Format: paperback binding with flaps
Pages: 80
Price: € 22.00

God said: "We make man in our image and likeness"… God told them: “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the Earth ". And so it happened. And it was evening and morning: sixth day.

The Garden of Earthly Delights is the absolute masterpiece of Hieronymus Bosch. It, albeit of complex symbology and difficult to interpret, represents humanity as a whole, according to Christian doctrine, with all its virtues and sins.

Carlo Pasini reproduces objects and animals to scale 1:1 (modeling of the polyurethane foam) and transforms them by covering them with thumbtacks, stones, pins and glasses. Be the animals, both objects lose their authenticity, typical of nature and wear a mask as humans usually do, often hiding their true self from others. This paradox, showcased in a spectacular way by the artist leads us to reflect on human beings and their intellectual honesty, often sacrificed at the expense of loyalty between people, with other living beings and with the environment in general.

Marco Bertin, reflects obsessively on the effects of consumerism on contemporary society, exhibiting hundreds and hundreds of photos of a mannequin always dressed in a different way, with clothes borrowed from a flea market, in an infinite waltz of lost identities. The modern economy distorts people by pushing them to chase material ideals, away from the spiritual values ​​that feed life deep down by showing us the vanity of EVA, the first model in history.

Sandro Orlandi Stagl

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 16.5 × 24 cm

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