Title of the work: “Intolerant Society”
Technique: Oil on canvas and semi-precious stones (black spinel, white agate, onyx, amber and red glass)
Realization year: 02/2020
Third and final work belonging to the Trilogy entitled “Rapaci“, a metaphor that once again highlights the Company, luxury goods and metaphysical concepts recognizable to it.
The two eagles depicted, the pivotal point of the painting, invite the observer to reflect on the intolerance and dissatisfaction of society which increasingly explode in anger and dissension, controversy and bitterness.
At the center of the painting a red glass, apparently precious, but in fact devoid of intrinsic value, is disputed by birds of prey. it symbolizes venality and avarice (one of the seven deadly sins).
The Eagle’s eye on the right is made of white Agate interpenetrated by an Onyx insert; the pupil of the Eagle placed on the left is embellished with black Spinello.
The symbol of Honorus, enriched by an insert in black Spinel and golden pigment, establishes for the third time the common denominator of the trilogy. Located at the center of a snowy path, the eye of the divinity emits golden rays that hit the two Raptors, and the disputed red pyramid-shaped glass, typical of Egyptian tombs, permeates a further symbolic evocation.
The trees, arranged along the escape lines, increase the spatial depth and define a compositional scheme that induces the observer to focus on the central point of the painting.
The raw Amber, positioned above any trunks of bare trees, indicates a constant rise of human decadence and recalls a metaphysical artistic concept, while the fragments of white Agate, positioned in the lower part of the painting, become heaps of white snow, symbol of that part of the population uncontaminated by repressions and wickedness.