New homepage!

Hello everybody! This is an extra-post expressly for the followers of this blog.

After long pondering I’ve decided to close satyrika.com and move all contents to my personal homepage, aiming to collect all my works together: that means all I do regarding theatre, texts and of course visual arts.

Thank you so much for following me here until now and I hope you will join me on my new website/blog, too! Of course you’ll find a follow button on the left column of any blog post.

Thank you again, all the best and hopefully see you on

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[Header image = homepage cover image  by courtesy of Laura Mello]

Sed[used] and abandoned: Ariadne, Dido and Medea

Just a few remarcable notes about the three ladies. Featured artworks from left to right: Ariadne procrastination by Dina Belenko (photograph, 2012), Didon by Christine Jongen (bronze sculpture, 2007-08), Medea by Bernard Safran (oil on masonite, 36″ x 41″, 1964)

Princess/Queen

Ariadne
of Crete

Dido
of Carthago

Medea
of Colchis

connection with divine

granddaughter of Zeus and Helios, later bride of Dyonisus

Dido/Elissa as a goddess herself is controverse

granddaughter of Helios

as helper-maiden

helped Theseus killing the Minotaur

helped her folks getting a land, i.e. founding Carthago

helped Jason getting the Golden Fleece

obstacle-brother

The Minotaur (half-brother), monster eating sacrifical victims, got killed by Theseus

Pygmalion (according to some sources) killed Dido’s husband Acerbas, afterwards Dido fled from him

Absyrthus (according to some sources) got killed by Medea and Jason in order to ease the flight from Colchis

featured means

thread oxhide

potions

skills

logic
(see logic process named Ariadne’s thread)

mathematics (see isoperimetric problem
called Dido’s problem)

medicine/magic (Georgian popular tradition attributes the origins of the term Medicine to Medea’s name)

feat. animal

bull (the Minotaur)
goat (Dyonisus)

bull
(the oxhide)

goat
(the Golden Fleece)

abandoned

from Theseus

from Aeneas

from Jason

refugee

from Crete to Naxos

from Tyre to North Africa’s coast

from Colchis to Greek and then to Media (Iran)

Xénai. Medea

For now the last portrait from the series Xénai, a project about extraneity and the possibility to find affinities in it. Continue reading

Dido’s Lament

A short clip for the last aria of Dido, Queen of Carthago, from Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas. Continue reading

a Chiyo-ni [VII]

Last drawing from the series a Chiyo-ni. 7 disegni per 28 haiku [to Chiyo-ni. 7 drawings for 28 haikus], colour pencils and ink on washi paper laying on a cardboard with my Italian translation of 4 haikus (42x30cm). Continue reading