Poster of a Mario Testini exhibition
Poster of a Mario Testini exhibition in Berlin

The Venus of Berlin

She was abundant in her shape rounded as waves. She represent life, fertility, a guarantee to the never ending change of the seasons. She was carved when men look at women as the source of the life, the creation, a time when god was female, and mostly naked…

Berlin, Neun Museum, early afternoon. On the upper floor there is a 32.000 years old stone carving depicting a woman. She was abundant in her shape rounded as waves. She represent life, fertility, a guarantee to the never ending change of the seasons. She was carved when men look at women as the source of the life, the creation, a time when god was female and mostly naked.

I walk out the museum thinking about a calendar of 32.000 of years, about my age, about men and women, about my sudden desire of coffee when I stop. A poster hangs on the wall. It promotes the exposition of the photographer Mario Testino. It is titled “In your face”. I look long at the woman of the poster comparing the modern and the ancient. It has a curious hilarious effect on my mind: such a different perception of women we have now! I am surprised, it is January and the Sun remembers the existence of Berlin.

Leandro Perez Zambullo

A bird took my father, and my mother married a fish. I was born one leg in the air, one in the water was. That day sea and wind pulled so hard, that in two broke my chest. My heart fell in a well, and when I want to know who I am, I have to drink a lot.
I am Leandro, content writer at OTW.

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