May 19, 2011 17:00
Institut français Florence | IT
The symbolism in the statues of pagan gods
Reflections on the symbolic meanings of the pagan statues: sacred images similar to pages of stone on which it was described as in a book the nature of things and the meaning of the metamorphosis of the cosmos. Look at them and reflect upon them, for the philosopher Porphyry, led to the vision of the unseen, to imagine the unspeakable through the visible, thanks to the art of representing the divine with the human body.
Mino Gabriele is a professor of iconology at the University of Udine