Madonna Rocaille by Octavio Ocampo

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Madonna Rocaille by Octavio Ocampo depicts the creation of humanity’s myths, legends, and the root of its reason.

We stand in the house of Man, looking through the gateway into the divine.
In the gate’s center stands the fountain of the water of life. Atop the fountain sits the Muse, who brings her magic to the great thinkers of the world.

Like Prometheus stealing the fire from the gods and giving it to man the Muse takes the water of life from the divine and lets it flow into the house of man.

As the water of life touches Man’s world, it creates all the myths and legends (bottom of the piece) which are the foundations of our reason.

Cupids watch from the top of the gate, symbolic of the divine love that keeps it open and our imagination alive.