by Miguel Angel
Visual Portfolio, Posts & Image Gallery for WordPress

DE PRODIGIIS

In the printed images of the 16th and 17th centuries you can see an imaginary full of beings that would hardly appear in our current dreams: dragons, colossi, winged snakes, giant snails, unicorns, harpies, mermen, mermaids, batwoman, hydras …  The monsters are a threat from a sparsely domesticated natural environment, as well as from the primitive world of the pagan gods. A reality then so alive and threatening that it is not so different from the one that today is represented by biotechnological practices, human extortion on the animal world and climate changes. De prodigiis connects the public with that world of impressions in which the uneven have their roots, the terrible, the wonderful and the fantastic. It is not only intended to make us reflect on monsters; it also seeks to make us feel them.