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The origin of the feminine: image of a new Paleolithic Venus by Joanna Mallin Davies

Frilli Gallery, via dei Fossi 26/r, 50123 Florence

Three graces are dancing together and create a symbolic image of graceful abundance. Far from Canova's idealized classicism, they are women with important and generous shapes, fluid bodies that praise life. The Divine, dreaming Amazon stroking her horse speaks of a sensual feminine power away from armor and spears doomed to death and destruction.


The power of the sinuous and rounded shape often abandoned in the contemporary art movement is revived and celebrated in Joanna's works.