Who can deny that a cosmic unity of Yin, the universal feminine energy, and Yang, the universal masculine energy, exist?
Who can deny that the prevailing global dominance of masculine energy is the source of the imbalance of this cosmic unity of Yin and Yang?
Who can deny that Yin, Mother Nature, is reacting to this disequilibrium in form of water and fire, the very symbols of feminine and masculine energy?
Who can deny that even the Goddess of Art is dominated by male energy?
Who can deny that the perception of Art, or what is supposed to be Art and what is not, underlies a male dominated concept?
It is precisely in this context that the paintings and poems of the female artist Maria Madonera surpass the conventional male-dominated concept of Art.
"The paintings of Maria Madonera excel in an extraordinary richness of expression. In connection with its modern terms and unusual colouring, they remind us of the expressionists, but are elevated by a transcendence similar to that of Chagall".
(Ecomond Press, Rome)