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Charon, ferryman of migrant souls
Acrylic on canvas
About the work
References and inspiration
The two most significant works in which the figure of Caronte meet are definitely the Eneid by Virgil and the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
And here is an old man, white for ancient hair, shouting: “Woe to you, Anime Prave!
Never inspete to see the sky: I see you to lead you to the other shore in the darkness, warm, in the frost.
Caron Dimonio, with eyes of Bragia to them, all of them collects them;
3 October 2013
The tragedy of Lampedusa Isle shakes the spirits of public opinion: the shipwreck of a Libyan boat, used for the transport of migrants, a few miles from the port of Lampedusa.
The shipwreck caused 368 ascertained deaths and about 20 presumed missing, numbers that place it as one of the most serious maritime catastrophes in the Mediterranean from the beginning of the 21st century
February 26, 2023
The tragedy of Crotone recalls that of Lampedusa: a fishing boat with 200 people a edge overturns on the coast killing more than 86 people.
For years we have been witnessing tragedies related to the migration of African or Asian peoples towards the European continent.
A deal for criminal organizations, certainly, with the help of European organizations, more or less lawful.
Here is the Caron Dimonio, from the eyes of Bragia , ferryman of migrant souls represented as a “western” businessman, who ferries these desperate souls by sea.
These, with the life jackets worn that, as a whole, take the form of a rubber dinghy, they change, they seek salvation from the sea or from their destiny.
Caronte by stress, with a fixed gaze in front of him, solid on his position crushes his “souls” without mercilessly: the remode is decided, firm, unstoppable, in a black sea, agitated.
It is the business system, politics, linked to the trafficking of migrants, without respect for human dignity, their condition, regardless of the reasons for their escapes from their countries.
What interests you is only to take money from them, to use them as hostages for political negotiations, humiliate them and transport them as slaves on the other side of the Mediterranean.
Sometimes towards certain death.
Caronte is there for this.
The acrylic and Airbrush on canvas is the favorite technique by Giampiero Abate, which allows him to achieve almost hyper -realistic details in subjects who, in their nature, are not.
Always at the limits of the ultrareal designed with 3D software, comes Then created the render and transferred to the canvas, to be painted and completed.
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