William Blake TarotIllustrating a passage from Dante's Divine Comedy, the mythological giant Antaeus helps the poets Virgil and Dante bridge a chasm. As metaphor, it operates on several levels to illustrate duality and kinesthetic intuition. For example, the two poetic figures can represent the imagination, while the giant personifies materialism. The chasm depicts their separation, yet imagination must come to terms with manifestation to cross the chasm of duality. Material resources and economic support are needed to translate imagination into practical form. The giant's arm is intuition reaching across the division that separates art and nature. Above the giant's head, the cloud is split into fire and water, into heat and cold; this is the the dualistic nature of materialism that must be breached by the helping hand of intuition.
Two of Painting (Balance)
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