Temporary Contemporary: André Le Notre and the Violence onto Nature


P1014631 (FILEminimizer)2013 is officially the year celebrating the landscape architect of Versailles, André Le Notre. This is why we have a group of contemporary Italian artists invading the terrain with their “commentary” on the XVII century landscape.

P1014641 (FILEminimizer)Some of their remarks are very direct.

P1014657 (FILEminimizer)Others are less obvious. This one is my favorite: just a rock nested in the tree…; it is true, the way the XVII century appropriates classical tradition can be amusing.

P1014663 (FILEminimizer)The last one I find painfully banal — too much self-reference! Once again we are forced to bear witness to  the postmodern crises of imagination.

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