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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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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