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IF... Myth

This week's Illustration Friday topic Myth suggested me to take out from the drawer this very old piece (1982, I think) which I titled Proteus. The old sea-divinity of the Greek mythology who knows everything about present, past and future and is capable of changing form and aspect to escape inquiries  is here a sort of modern dancer or ice skater. Hiding his face with a mask he tries to run away to avoid answering questions, but who is chasing him?


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IF... Rainbow

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