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Diana y las Bestias (“Diana and the Beasts”). Juan Vidal. Autumn/Winter 2014.
For those who knew her, Diana was wild. But for those who didn’t, Diana symbolised an escape towards emotional complexity at a time in which femininity was limited to aspects that were both natural and deeply-rooted, linked to the essential, the simple and the monotonous.
Many were victims of Diana’s arrows whilst she remained alive, virginal, beautiful, violent and full of desire. In the same way in which she was incapable of achieving love, Diana proved to be outlandishly cruel when faced with this sentiment, preferring the company of beasts to that of men. Linked to the natural realm in a spiritual way, she protected herself from those who made her weak, surrounded by serpents and eagles.
She was a lover of freedom, passionate and dangerous, linked to the invisible and the transcendent, as well as the sacred realm of nature and the world surrounding the most primitive of human beings. Diana is always present in our imaginary and imagined worlds.