Unseen worlds

Story-telling by adults is a universal and ageless way of conveying ideas. The storyteller (right) uses his arms to describe a monster's actions, invoking the children's imaginations so they 'see' the demon's threat. Fantasy images begin in the mind and not in reality.

Old worlds (right) European artists have always been inspired by myths and symbolism. The Greek myth of Hercules fighting Achelous (as a bull) is also recorded in Asian cultures, and in sculpture, on vases and on walls. For a thousand years animals symbolized the evangelists - St Mark appeared as a winged lion.

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