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rupaloka
il rapimento di proserpina


21 works subseries
acrylic on canvas on masonite
min 30 x 30 (frame 40 x 40)
max 25 x 50 (frame 37 x 62)
Sant'Albano Stura, 2012-2014

The RUPALOKA series,
in progress, began in 2012,
progressively developing as four subseries:
IL RAPIMENTO DI PROSERPINA,
ALFABETO IONICO,
PARADISI INFERIORI and
I PILASTRI DELL'ARTE.

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.

The inscriptions on these paintings dedicated
to IL RAPIMENTO DI PROSERPINA
(THE KIDNAPPING OF PROSERPINA)
are extracts, freely taken from
De raptu Proserpinae by Claudian (IV sec.),
translated by the poet Milo De Angelis
and published by Enrico Casaccia Editore.

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