FAVORITE PIECE OF THE GUGGENHEIM
Located in Bilbao, the Guggenheim museum is full of masterpieces. Our favorite one is "Die berühmten Orden der Nacht" (The Renowned Orders of the Night) by Anselm Kiefer.
|The Renowned Orders of the Night|
The canvas represent a man laying down on the ground. Over him, the sky takes 3/4 of the painting. The sky is black and full of white stars that are glowing in the dark. The canva is massive ( more than 3m) in order to make the experience even more realistic. We can say that it is a sort of self-portrait because the man on the ground is him.
|A contemporary artist |
|Kiefer's art in Barjac, France|
His philosophy is that art consists of using is spirituality and refelxions in order to find the meaning of life. He also likes to represent the "incomprehensible and non-representational". During his life, he has been controversial due to his action such as making nazi salutes in various places to show how much the nazi ideology was still there. Now, he lives in the south east of France, in Barjac, and he also often moves to Paris.