Opening:15 Nov, 2019
Professional visitors:15 Nov, 2019
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The new series of watercolor drawings from the Colombian artist Catalina Jaramillo is inspired by the tapestries of “The Lady and the unicorn. This is the name given to a collection of Flamenco tapestries from the XV century frequently considered as one of the most important works of the French revival. Each corresponds to one of the five senses, while the sixth one, which has the inscription “À mon seul désir”, is associated with love or desire.
In this drawing series, Catalina engages with some of the main symbols of the tapestries and associates them with the steps of the alchemical transformation, making references to the work of Carl Gustav Jung, as well as to several alchemical treaties. In each drawing, the unicorn is the alchemist that purifies through the senses, while the characters assume the transformation.