The bull, man and the myth


From pre historic age, man has demonstrated profound admiration for the animal kingdom and it has been represented in Rock Art, this interest is directly in relation to hunting, an activity from which man obtained part of its sustenance.

The bull being an animal of great being and bravery, belonging to the astrological wheel of the zodiac, is a good example of this veneration and respect, being rooted in the Lusitania culture( Portugal and Spain) through the “Festa Brava”, with many admirers and opposes.

Independently of the role that the animal may have in man’s life, in many archaic and present civilizations, it is considered to be a divine manifestation, also associated with the mythological concepts.

The myth of the Minotaur is maybe the most well-known which represents a man consumed by his own desires. In essence this corresponds to our interior conflict between our human and animal instincts.

This Mail art Call has as its main objective to explore the triplicate between the BULL, MAN and the MYTH.

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Becouse The International Union of Mail Artists (IUOMA) will celebrate 25 years of existence in 2013, this project is dedicated to this special date.

quarta-feira, 13 de março de 2013


(13x26cm) 2013

 Fleur his a very creative mail artist from Oakland-Califórnia, what i like on the work, is the contemporary touch that we can find always on his mail art pieces. Helsingor is on the list of my favourite mail artists (and i know many...), the reason why, is because in every project that he decides to participate, besides the visual aspect of the work, we note that the work was not done in a few minutes, there is the concern that the piece fits in the context of thematic proposal, through a creative process that spans the barrier banal. The thought of the artist, is then a force of transmission concepts and ideas, one aspect that distinguishes a contemporary artist, from other.

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