Vija Celmins in Vienna - redux

Post #9
August, the proverbial dog days of summer, is a good time to look back on the past twelve months. Today is the ninth post in the series reviewing the top blog posts (via web traffic) this year.

Vija Celmins, "Untitled (Ocean)" (1970).  Courtesy of the Artist, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc., Los Angeles and Secession, Vienna.
Aaton Bogart writes for FlashArt Online about Celmins show at Secession in Vienna
Though early philosophers thought the mimetic representation of nature was purposeful only if it evinced the immutability of that nature, it was never really fixed, as we have since found out. And though Celmins’s depictions of the earth, heavens and seas around us often appear life-like, their power comes from reminding us of our environment’s fragility and alterability.


Vija Celmins at Secession
Vija Celmins


Vija Celmins at Secession
Vija Celmins

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