These four steps in the
journey of Ulysses represent the many capital moments of life. Four among
many, as many are the incredible stories told in Homer's Odyssey.
The first, on the land of the "lotus eaters", refers to the age of
unconsciousness and carefree, where there is still no space for the exercise
of memory. And in fact, the companions of Ulysses find themselves in a place
whose fruits make us forget everything, even the need to return home.
The second, "the sirens", refers to the season of curiosity, the desire for
knowledge and adventure, even extreme. And it is precisely by following this
impulse that Ulysses, while tied to the mast, wants to listen to the
dangerous song of winged creatures.
The third, between Scylla and the "Charybdis side", deals with the immense
pain due to losses and from which one cannot escape.
The last chapter, "Ithaca" is the return to the origin, where it all began,
a place of enchantment, expectation and rebirth.
Four narratives and four paintings that tell one of the most compelling