Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Six Images In Search Of An Exhibition IX

Midas In Vienna: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)

Music, 1895

Pallas Athene, 1898

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, 1907

Hope, 1907

Water Serpents II, c. 1907

Tree of Life, 1909

'It is not possible that a piece of sculpture, a piece of music which gives us an emotion which we feel to be more exalted, more pure, more true, does not correspond to some definite spiritual reality.'

Marcel Proust

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