Oil on canvas – 160 x 120 cm
Second Circle : The Lustful
At the entrance of this circle, Dante meets Minos. Souls present themselves before the latter who, confessor of their sins, condemns them to the punishment he deems necessary and sends them to reside in the appropriate circle.
The sin of the souls of this circle is to have subjected reason to their carnal appetites.
In Greek mythology, Minos, king of Crete, ordered Daedalus to build the Labyrinth in which he imprisoned the Minotaur. Seeking to hide his faults from the world, he condemns the Minotaur to oblivion, and strengthens its anger.
In I.Q. Project, Minos, or the Perverse, is the one who plunges the victim into Hell.