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Ulysses. Art and myth

15.02.2020 - 21.06.2020

A mythological figure still spoken about today

Ulysses. Art and myth

Ulysses. Art and myth

For three-thousand years, Ulysses and his myth have dominated Mediterranean culture and today, it is a universal legend, between history and archetype, idea and image. The figure of Ulysses has been present in Western culture since Dante’s XXVI Cantos of the Inferno to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, from Captain Ahab in “Moby Dick” to the city of the Immortals by Borges, from Tasso’s “Jerusalem Delivered” to the Ulysses of Leopold Bloom, the hero from Joyce’s book whose journey took place in the course of a single day, to Cavafy’s “Ithaca” where he explains that the sense of the journey is not the destination, but the journey itself, with all its encounters and all its adventures.     The exhibit is an emotional journey through a sequence of events which is a part of us, because we are Ulysses, our fears, our challenges, our desire to take risks, to learn, to go beyond.

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Emilia Romagna - Forlì

Musei di San Domenico