Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Something Old, Something New I

Ruins: The Abandoned Architecture Of Our Timescapes

Exhibit A:

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796 – 1875), The Coliseum seen through Arches of the Basilica of Constantine, 1825

Exhibit B:

Mark Rothko (1903-1970) - Entrance to Subway, 1938

'Since railways came into existence, the necessity of not missing the train has taught us to take account of minutes whereas among the ancient Romans, who not only had a more cursory science of astronomy but led less hurried lives, the notion not of minutes but even of fixed hours barely existed.'

Marcel Proust