The Light of the World
Jovana Popović Benišek
Size: 35 H x 25 W x 0.1 cm
Ships in a tube.
Drawing: Ink, Oil Pastel and Watercolor on Paper.
The shadow world in ancient Greece was the world of the dead. The dead, like shadows, just simulate the existence. Through the myth of Orpheus, we see that the shadow world has something of itself essential to life itself. The darkness of the other world, through Orpheus, will be illuminated when he brings Euridiku into the light of the “real” world and thus breathes again the truth of life. The truth (alethei – non-covertness, brightening, placement on the cleansing) is caused by Orpheus music, and it must come to the cleansing of a true existence, because the truth only resides in the world of light-sun, while the shadow world is only its copy.