Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Myth - Marc Quinn

This morning I finally went to visit Il Mito, Marc Quinn's exhibition at Juliet's house. 
I wasn't allowed to take photographs and this was so frustrating! After my visit, though, I stepped up to a terrace (I will post about this in the next days) right in front of the famous balcony and there I snapped this photo where you can see at least a tiny bit: the marble sculpture of Thomas Beattie pregnant (interesenting story, he was a woman, became a man, then became pregnant) which is quite a striking one. The exhibition was stunning, displaying some of the most beautiful and famous artworks (including the solid gold "Siren", Kate Moss doing yoga, worth of $2.7 million), by Quinn, leading Young British Art fellow. Set against an outstanding medieval building with amazing fireplaces, frescoes and beautiful views over the rooftops.

And then I saw it. What? Remember when I posted about the Juliet's house's entrance hall and the Love graffitis? In that occasion I threw the idea of installing panels to exhibit later when they would be covered by names, hearts, poems of lovers from all over the world. Well, obviously Quinn and I had the same idea...he called the panel Love Paintings...  Aaaarghhh!!

12 comments:

Jacob said...

This is all too much. You've blown my mind! Pregnant woman/man, artworks, Kate Moss, yoga...fireplaces...

Yikes!

Love the photo!

lakeviewer said...

Yes, I'm enchanted by the balcony all over again. I don't care that the character was fictional.

Snapper said...

Another winner. Cheers!

Babzy said...

Nice shot with the old Romeo end juliette at the balcony ... it could have been another end !
the exhibition sounds great !

Saretta said...

So he stole your idea? Remember that great minds think alike!

Jilly said...

Well, what a post! Love the photo - adore the story of Thomas Beattie. And what a ..ss off your idea was taken - a great idea too.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I bet the exhibition was great! Interesting story about the pregnancy of intersex people.

BTW, there is a great Argentine movie called "XXY" directed by Lucía Puenzo. It is not about pregnancy but transgender people in general and what it means to be so different.

Buenos Aires Photo

amatamari said...

Maybe telepathy?

:-)

nobu said...

Any way, I love this photo.

Frank said...

A fantastic post and the statue of Moss is not believable. Black and white really works. Amazing.

Laurent said...

I definitely love your pictures and I have to visit Verona

SP said...

Quinn does sound great but it looks like you're doing just fine making your own art work - love this picture!

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