By: Ivo Batocco (1944 - )
Created: 2014, Collection: Cultural Meeting Center of Neumünster Abbey , Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Rights: CC-BY
Clocks to show the one thing we can be certain of- the passage of time. Toned abdominals not a requirement!
The large horizontal painting by Ivo Batocco depicts a long journey: the history, the changes, the spiritual and architectonic ruins of Neumunster Abbey, from mystic place and dark prison until its resurrection as an international center of art and culture. The reading of the painting from right to left, like following the carvings on a marble stone, does not only portray the ambivalent history that occurred inside this architectural complex. The symbolic passage of time is represented by man held in chains seemingly by mysterious powers. The strong breath of the wind of reason and spirituality brings the man in a new dimension beyond the narrow material structure, to a golden age where the hands represent the attainment – ever evolving – of freedom.