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Llegendarium

The coronation of Ermessenda (Or eighteen elephants dazzled by a mouse's varicous veins)

Oil on canvas

6 x 12 m

Year : 2013 -2016

Transition of the pencil sketch to oil. The previous drawing is 1.3 x 2.6 meters and it was copied onto the 6 x 12-meter canvas

Llegendarium
Llegendarium
The queen

Ermessenda

Ermessenda de Carcassona was the first Catalan queen who lived 1.000 years ago in a moment in history when everything was solved by the use of force and abuse. She had a lot of power over Europe. But why did this woman, who looked frail, achieve such great power? Ermessenda exchanged favors for time: She could give people the opportunity to go back to when they were young, in exchange for what she asked for. She could make people live a second life or make the life they were living eternal. During the ceremony, a bird woman coronates Ermessenda, who is receiving a Time Snail in her hands. The snails carry the eternal youth which she will exchange for favors.
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Llegendarium
Power

Dream generator

The great dream generator makes both deplorable and effective actions. Small fish with swollen eyes come out of its abysses. It is a fragile flying carrier of human dreams ... Tonight it will fly to the queen's bed to reach her forehead. And it will also reach the foreheads of all humans. And while they are all asleep, it will make the huge bubble eyes explode generating dreams that will turn into fantastic stories, monstrous nightmares or insignificant anecdotes.
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Llegendarium
Power

Celestial farts

Flying away from the coronation ceremony, is the great celestial fart shooter. She is a real goddess generating exquisite bubbles of aromatic gas, which fill eyes with tears of happiness when they are smelt. She flies freely wherever her will takes her and her farts instantly transport those who smell them to the happiest moments of their past life.
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Power

Mouse

The mouse, hidden inside its column, is making the whole panting move by pulling puppet strings. He is powerful although he is standing in the shadows because he is self-aware. And with his photometer he is preparing to take a picture of the scene.
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Llegendarium
Power

Elephants

Although the elephants are potentially powerful, they are afraid of the mouse. They have the Learned helplessness syndrome. Hereu reduces them to flying bathyscaphes, puppets with pink wings, which he pilots like a child.
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Llegendarium
A friend

Cinto

Cinto (R.I.P) is the father of a friend of Quim Hereu. One day he went to his workshop and Quim promissed him he would paint him in one of his paintings. We can see him with the skull Marcel·lino between his hands, an unknown skull but which appears in many of Hereu’s paintings.
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Botifarra Dolça

The recipe

The sweet sausage recipe is written and embroidered with fishing line on the white horse’s red cloak. It is the most excellent dish of all the dishes in the world.
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Power

The learned notaries

The learned notaries, sit within their timeless pots which give off a honey coloured. They are writing the chronicle of the event. They are here circumstantially, as other time- space beings await them to acclaim their performances.
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Power

Death

Always so punctual to its appointments, death approaches with a macabre step to a woman who is making plans for the day that begins.
Somewhere between sleep and wakefulness, she no longer sleeps but has not yet woken up. Totally alienated from her most immediate, terrifying future.
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Asleep

Freedom

Angels are holding a sleeping woman: she is Freedom, who will be the main character in the third painting.