segunda-feira, novembro 22, 2010
John Baldessari (American, b. 1931)
God Nose, 1965
Oil on canvas; 68 x 57 in. (172.7 x 144.8 cm)
© John Baldessari
"Forty years after making this cartoonish depiction of a divine, disembodied nose floating in a blue sky, Baldessari rediscovered it in an exhibition of his work in Vienna; it had an immediate impact on his current thinking. He explored isolated body parts in the series Nose & Ears, Etc. (2006; see image), and in 2007 he produced a sculptural relief in hand-painted aluminum of a nose amid a constellation of clouds for a multiple also titled God Nose. Literary treatments of the nasal appendage, such as Nikolai Gogol's The Nose (1836) or one of the artist's favorite novels, Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy (1759–67), no doubt played a role in these works."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias segunda-feira, novembro 22, 2010