A new ecomurales from the Peruvian street artist Carlos Atoche was unveiled in Largo delle Sette Chiese, in the heart of the Garbatella district. It is dedicated to body awareness and self-care for women, and it’s above all an invitation to prevention for which Susan G. Komen Italia has been working tirelessly for over twenty years.
The Amoretcura artwork is majestic and intimate at the same time. For millennia Aphrodite has been represented half covered by a cloak, with a solemn and sacred expression that enhances the strong sense of dignity of the goddess: here the drapery leaves the breast uncovered and is supported by the hand of Venus, in a gesture of protection and of self-care.
Atoche revisits and updates classical art by interpreting the figure of Venus in a visionary way, giving it a vitality typical of South American art. The figure is powerful, softened by the pictorial style, with predominant colors in the magenta range.
“With this image I tried to return, in a poetic way, the feminine power and the ability of the woman universe to face all difficulties, whether simple or complex” – says Carlos Atoche – “I wanted to take care of myself but also the energy of the woman who resists in a patriarchal and hostile world. So through the centuries, today as yesterday, every “Venus” has conquered denied rights and spaces, fighting not only to free herself from the sexist rules imposed by the system, but above all to rediscover a balance within one’s inner world “.
The project was conceived and entirely supported by McArthurGlen – Castel Romano Designer Outlet and curated by Yourban 2030, with the patronage of the Municipality of Rome VIII – Rome Capital.
Susan G. Komen Italia, Yourban2030