“Every man has a woman in himself and every woman has a man in him.”
These are the words of C. G. Jung, psychoanalyst and anthropologist, according to which Animus and Anima are the two archetypes that give us perhaps better than others a vision of how dual being can be.
This is the theme of the contemporary art exhibition “Animus et Anima” which will take place from 23 February to 6 March 2019, in the San Severo al Pendino complex, in via Duomo in Naples.
In this exhibition will also be exposed the latest work of the painter Monica Caiazzo made giving free interpretation and expression to the theme of dualism between male and female.
The exhibition will last 12 days and on the 23rd and 24th it will be an opportunity to meet her, as Monica Caiazzo will attend the room.
His work therefore defines the SOUL that feminine energy present in the psyche of man and ANIMUS that masculine energy present in the psyche of the woman.
Just as every feeling contains its opposite, hatred coexists with love, submission with prevarication, conscious with the unconscious, duality also applies to the two biological kinds, the masculine and the feminine.
So the SOUL is defined as that feminine energy present in the psyche of man and ANIMUS that masculine energy present in the psyche of the woman.
Present in the collective imagination forever and metaphorized in dreams and in art, the Soul brings to consciousness the principle of EROS, or love, that is, stimulates union, the Animus brings to consciousness the principle of LOGOS, or reason, that is, it emphasizes the distinction: the Soul means bond, union, protection, affectivity, care, maintenance, while the Animus specularly means reflexivity, control, analysis, weighting, rationality, calculation, decision, programming, distinction.
Only the perfect integration of both these two forces, masculine and feminine, embracing and maintaining the two energies, will lead the individual to the harmonization of his being, just as a candle is the whole of light and shadow.