1. Breaking the Waves
2. A Clockwork Orange
5. Man Bites Dog
6. Flower of Flesh and Blood
7. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
8. Ichi the Killer
9. Cannibal Holocaust
10. A Serbian Film
Warning: Not suitable for every stomach
13 March - 17 April 2014
Victoria Miro Mayfair
14 St George Street London W1S 1FE
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Arshile Gorky - Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia
"Between 1931 and 1934, Gorky made a series of more than eighty drawings and two paintings that he titled Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia. The inspiration for this important body of work came from Giorgio de Chirico’s 1914 painting The Fatal Temple [last image of the above set].
De Chirico’s mysterious painting, with its suggestion of the joy and suffering of the mother-and-son relationship, must have resonated with Gorky, who had by this time begun two important works on the theme of the artist and his mother.
With its interlocking shapes, shallow, Cubist-derived space, and compartmentalized imagery, the series represents a distinct departure from Gorky’s earlier experiments with the techniques and motifs of Cézanne and other modern masters.
Nighttime, Enigma and Nostalgia moved farther and farther from De Chirico’s work as it progressed, to the point where the two paintings on the theme can be considered among the most original of Gorky’s early accomplishments.”
How psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world’s stalls.
Source: The Atlantic
Embroidery works by Alaina Varrone
These images come form an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - ‘Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [I believe it is otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]
Although produced in Cairo, the manuscript illustrations were almost certainly by a persian artist.
"Wait, this isn’t my hat." [x]
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