Its a contemporary art work realized by an analogy to the peacock. By taking into account the omnipresence of the... Read More
Its a contemporary art work realized by an analogy to the peacock. By taking into account the omnipresence of the animal in general -and particularly the peacock as it was a mythical bird -in present art as a point of
departure, my work seeks to conceive how the question of otherness, often explicitly
articulated in the discourse of those contemporary artists who use the animal theme, has
been put forward through it.
In effect, since the romanticism and its successors have posed a real crisis to the modernity,
the man, overwhelmed by melancholy and nostalgia of the past harmony and its
lost unity, seeks to bridge the gap that separates her from the “Absolute.” It is in this
endeavour of reconciliation that the animal as otherness holds an important position.
Since the eighteenth century, the attention of the European man has turned to
these forms of “others,” as the “wild,” the children and the animals. Here a new
kind of relation has been developed between the Man and the Animal.
In front this art work we
study this change of relation, that
queries the truth about Man. Afterwards I seek to understand how the attraction
of “exoticism” among the romantics has been manifested, while gradually replaced
by the question of “ethics,” that finally lead to a certain form of “animalism.”