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rupaloka
[ paradisi inferiori ]

subseries in progress
acrylic on canvas on masonite
Sant'Albano Stura
2014-...


In the Buddhist cosmology
RUPALOKA is the
metaphysical dimension
of primordial forms,
situated between KAMALOKA,
the realm of the senses,
and ARUPALOKA,
the realm without form.

Halfway between Kamaloka
and Rupaloka evolved beings
stay, gripped by the beauty
and the more refined desire:
lower paradises,
PARADISI INFERIORI.
In that sensual
and rarefied world
the metaphysical painting
kisses the love poetry,
risking the hell
in order not to betray
the most intimate
existential aspirations.