在画廊的现场创作中，庞贝在⽂艺复兴大师丁托列托众多杰出作品中选择《银河起源》进⾏重新表达，是极具深刻意义的，原作⽬前保存在伦敦的英国国家美术馆。画中描绘了希腊神话中银河诞⽣的故事，宙斯在赫拉熟睡之时把⾃己与凡⼈公主的私⽣子赫拉克勒斯放在她身边吸⻝乳汁，因为吮吸过猛，惊醒了赫拉，赫拉发现吃奶的不是⾃己的孩⼦，便用⼒推开，由于⽤力过猛，赫拉的乳汁直喷上天，变成了了银河,⽽落在地上的变成了百合花，于是古希腊⼈也称银河为the Milky Way（奶路）。画面中还出现了一些⼩小天使和⼀些动物与主体人物辉映，带着闪电的⽼鹰是宙斯的象征，⽽孔雀则是赫拉的圣⻦。
The exhibition "Jorge R.Pombo" - "Variations on a 1552 Tintoretto" in Beijing at the prestigious Gallery Being 3, wants to be a key event not only to pay tribute from the Chinese culture to Jacopo Tintoretto, on the occasion of the celebrations of the 500 years after the birth of the great Venetian painter, but also to reread critical and above all current his works and this through the involvement of the painter, of Spanish origin, Jorge Pombo, who had the privilege of being invited to this tribute. The Catalan painter, in fact, has created his own personal and particular poetics starting from the works of Tintoretto, revisiting them with contemporary eyes and creating his original "variations". His works start from the integral reproduction of the masterpieces of the Venetian, the classic oils on canvas but that, through the use of particular solvents, go to modify their initial aesthetics, creating nuances and fades; the optical impact is strong and confusing, in perfect assonance with the topics that are treated.
Tintoretto's work "The origin of the Milky Way" chosen by Pombo for the live reinterpretation is one of the most significant and among the most admired works by the Venetian artist, the original is kept at the National Gallery in London. The painting portrays the birth of the Milky Way according to Greek mythology. The myth tells that Zeus, taking advantage of the sleep of his wife Hera, attacked the child Heracles, who had been with the mortal Alcmena, because only by sucking from the mother's chest of the gods, the demigod could have obtained immortality. The child grabbed a breast of the goddess with too much force and awoke it, making part of the milk splash towards the sky, thus creating the Milky Way, while the drops that fell to the ground gave birth to lilies. The canvas is enriched by the presence of some cupids and the two animal symbols of the divine spouses, the eagle with the lightning, symbol of Zeus, and two peacocks, the sacred bird to Hera.
The eternal value of motherhood, expressed with solemnity and dynamism, and represented with a strong chromatic accent, are the themes that enhance this masterpiece and that, in Pombo's intentions, through a critical juxtaposition between the original work of the Venetian artist and the current of the Catalan artist, they are charged, in the comparison between past and present, of new values and new perspectives.
The work of subtraction and stripping, a technique favored and refined by Pombo, is not anaesthetic choice and a taste, but wants to express messages and deep values; the cancellation of the classical figuration is a process that destabilizes, which apparently causes the coordinates to lose, but which immediately brings us back to the intellectual and psychological level towards contents and aspects that are not apparent; a deeply interior work. The masks that in everyday life are worn, come from Pombo here removed, deleted and faded; in this way, far from artifacts, it puts everyone on the same level, without judgment, beyond the aesthetic representation. We are, in fact, all the same, stripped of our pseudo-identity. Rich and poor, powerful and weak, masters and servants, all fruit of the same genesis.
The same concept is strengthened by the stylistic choice of Pombo that makes the nuance and the washing of its particular connotation; removing exclusive identity to color means removing filters and fictions. Pombo does not only realize a chromatic osmosis but also an osmosis of souls. Tintoretto worked in the same way. Although in his works the figuration was clear and recognizable(could not be otherwise), the use of color, dispensed in equal measure to all his characters, was to take away positions of privilege and put on principle all on the same level. It is not by chance that in his masterpieces he does not make distinctions of rank; on the same representative level the most different social strata are found.
In the final analysis, what is most evident and which both these great interpreters have in common is their passion for "creation", mother and generator of everything; passion that they put in their artistic make and that, besides to unite them in solid way, it constitutes also the key word of this exhibition.