Rémus et Romulus
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About this artwork
This Vanity belongs to a collection of 40 works "In vanitas veritas".
According to the legend and not the history, the city of Rome was founded on April 21, 753 BC by the twins, Romulus and Remus. But a dispute broke out between the two brothers. They rely on the auspices. Remus, the first, saw six vultures, but Romulus saw twelve. The foundation of the city of Rome was therefore Romulus' responsibility. But when Romulus traces the furrow in which the great walls of the city were to be built, Remus, for fun, crosses it. Furious, Romulus kills his twin, "so perish whoever in the future crosses my walls" and Romulus becomes the first king of Rome.
I was interested in twinhood because it is found in many civilizations, the story of enemy brothers, mirror of our human conditions, of good and evil, like Cain and Abel, echoing the Persian legends of Ahriman and Ahura, Egyptian Seth and Osiris and Greek Eteocles and Polynices.Translated automatically
Created by Arly Auclair
EXPLORER, peinture au couteau ou acrylique, collage, écriture, toute matière qui me permettra de raconter une histoire