This idea originates in the philosophy of Platon and his followers. It signifies the relation between the real world and the visible world. The visible world, the world of phenomena, is transitory and unstable, while the real world, the world of the ideas, is eternal and invariable. The stability and order of the visible world results from the participation in the real world, that means that the phenomena  resemble the ideas or that they participate in them.

120 x 230 x 600 cm
47 x 91 x 236 in