MEDUSA T-SHIRT

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100% organic cotton T-shirt. The subject depicted is the Medusa, painted by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, around 1597, is today housed in the Galleria degli Uffizi. Probably made at the request of Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, representative of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany in Rome, it was donated to the Grand Duke Ferdinando I de ‘Medici, who in those years was setting up his private armor suite at the Uffizi Gallery. The choice to paint the freshly cut head of the Gorgon on a convex support seems not to have been dictated only by the need to create a work destined to coexist with weapons and armor, but by Caravaggio’s desire to recall the original myth as much as possible. In the story, in fact, the head of Medusa is exhibited by the hero Perseus on her shield, a trophy that would have had the purpose of instilling horror in his enemies, and subsequently given to the goddess Athena who would have shown it on her Aegis. The crazy gaze, the jet of blood at the base of the neck and the wriggling of snakes in the hair make one imagine that it is almost a photograph taken a few moments after take-off. The particular curved shape of the support not only makes the work an encounter between painting and sculpture, but makes the eyes of the medusa, seat of her power, follow the observer.

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Cut / Fit – The minimalist cut and the attention to details make the T-shirt perfect for every use and every need – For lasting comfort, the neck and shoulder seams are reinforced with a soft edging – Collar with thin piping Material – 100% organic combed ring-spun cotton – The ring-spun cotton guarantees a soft and smooth touch effect – The worsted yarn makes the fabric finer, more resistant, compact, uniform and clean – The thin organic yarn and the high-density structure of the fabric make the T-shirt comfortable and pleasant to wear Certification – Organic 100 Content Standard – Designed and printed in Italy

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