Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Is There a Hare on the Perron?
Deceptive Appearances in the City of Freud


Remember the giant pink plastic sculpture of a "Young Hare"
sitting on top of the canopy over the entrance of the Albertina museum?
For a moment I thought I had spotted a smaller version of it,
there on the stairs, hopping away.


No hare, but Marc Chagall's wife, Bella,
was taking flight up there, at the top of the stairway.

Photographed 25 May 2016
Images and Text © by Merisi

March Chagall's "The Promenade" (1917-1918)
St. Petersburg. The Russian Museum
Currently in exhibition, until 26 June 2016, at Vienna's Albertina Museum
Link -> CHAGALL TO MALEVICH - THE RUSSIAN AVANT GARDES:
"130 masterpieces by Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky, and Marc Chagall illustrate fundamentally different styles and their dynamic development from primitivism to cubo-futurism and on to suprematism, as well the chronological parallels between figurative expressionism and pure abstraction."

9 comments:

  1. Oh fabulous ! A wonderfully clear picture of a vision hard to catch.
    I am so annoyed that I shall miss the Chagall expo, as not in Wien until November. This pic is marvellous.

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    1. I will have to scramble myself not to miss it! Feel like the Romans do, where the Vatican is so omnipresent, always there, that they miss visiting the museums entirely. ;-)

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  2. Ha, I knew the hare was a figment of your imagination, although, If I remember correctly, Dürer's hare is in the Albertina.

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    1. You're right in both cases! xox

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  3. Well captured, dear Merisi!

    The Albertina seems to be a very welcoming place. Decorating the steps surely must lessen the incline's challenge for less fit visitors. xo

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    1. Big secret: There's also an elevator and an escalator if one wishes to avoid the steps. ;-)

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  4. Amazing work on those steps. I've seen that done on a couple of staircases here.

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  5. I am a big fan of Chagall!

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  6. Very creative work on those stairs.

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