Beyond Mythology, the Myths of Nature
Jungian analyst, Jean Shinoda Bolen in her book, Goddesses in Every Woman, makes reference to seven feminine archetypes in Greek mythology. There are seven Greek goddesses that bring insights into human behaviour patterns, especially that of women. They are Athena, Artemis, Hestia, Persephone, Demeter, Hera and Aphrodite.
Some of the goddesses embody the relational feminine archetypes – Persephone, Demeter and Hera. Persephone, goddess queen of the underworld, likes to please others and has a natural understanding of the human psyche, however, she can easily be manipulated. Demeter, the goddess of grain and agriculture, has a strong sense of responsibility and can hardly say no to others with a tendency to burn out as a result of taking on too many tasks. Hera, the goddess of marriage, is focused on finding the perfect partner, a man who is ready for commitment and marriage. While the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, embodies both the independent and the relational feminine archetypes. Aphrodite is passionate and sensual while indulging in the lust for life. She can easily fall in and out of love. However, she seems to be endowed with unlimited creative talents.
The series Beyond Mythology, the Myths of Nature will be showcased in the most suitable venue where Art meets Nature at Villa Carlotta in Lake Como, whose cultural heritage is unique for its fusion of history, art and nature for to Love Art is to Love Nature.
The exhibition is organized by Tablinum Cultural Management in Bellagio, whose innovative strategies are designed to combine traditional artistic knowledge with the complexity of the changes taking place in today’s cultural world, together with the support of the Canadian Council for the Arts, Canada’s public art funder, which contributes to the vibrancy of creative and diverse arts and literary scene - Bringing Arts to Life - through grants to Canadian artists & arts organizations.
Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, with Adonis