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Brian Keith Stephens | Lyman Allyn Art Museum


Siamo lieti di annunciare che, sabato 6 Febbraio 2021, Brian Keith Stephens inaugurerà la sua mostra personale Almost true tales presso il Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut (USA).  Nella mostra Almost True Tales, l’artista Brian Keith Stephens indaga il valore mitico delle figure animali. Nei suoi dipinti, Stephens attinge a leggende, favole e racconti popolari provenienti da tutto il mondo per caricare i suoi soggetti animali di significati ed emozioni. In un momento in cui il costante e onnipresente flusso di informazioni rende più che mai difficile identificare ciò che vero, il lavoro di Stephens incoraggia gli spettatori a ricordare le semplici virtù umane incarnate dagli animali nei racconti. La saggezza popolare è infatti fonte di conforto e ci ricorda che la moralità può prevalere e aiutare il mondo a guarire anche nei più tempi difficili. 


“The songs worth singing” | 177 x 121cm






Aesop “Fox and Crow”

A Crow was sitting on a branch of a tree with a piece of cheese in her beak when a Fox observed her and set his wits to work to discover some way of getting the cheese. Coming and standing under the tree he looked up and said, “What a noble bird I see above me! Her beauty is without equal, the hue of her plumage exquisite. If only her voice is as sweet as her looks are fair, she ought without doubt to be Queen of the Birds.” The Crow was hugely flattered by this, and just to show the Fox that she could sing she gave a loud caw. Down came the cheese, of course, and the Fox, snatching it up, said, “You have a voice, madam, I see: what you want is wits.”









“If i only knew you did not like raisins” | 121x152cm



Aesop “The Crow and the Swan”

A Crow was filled with envy on seeing the beautiful white plumage of a Swan, and thought it was due to the water in which the Swan constantly bathed and swam. So he left the neighborhood of the altars, where he got his living by picking up bits of the meat offered in sacrifice, and went and lived among the pools and streams. But though he bathed and washed his feathers many times a day, he didn’t make them any whiter, and at last died of hunger into the bargain.



Pubblicato il 11/02/2021

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