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Note dal Web: Mark Tansey, nato nel 1949 a San Jose, California è un artista americano noto al grande pubblico per i suoi dipinti monocromi.
Tratto da MOCA.org : Mark Tansey’s allegorical paintings address the meaning of art and the human impulse to make images. He pulls from a vast archive of visual material that includes his own photographs as well as clippings from magazines and newspapers. Often, as a way of determining the subject of his work, he spins the Color Wheel, a device of his own invention comprising three concentric circles set into a plywood frame, each with 180 words carved into its surface, to generate one of 5,832,000 possible three-word phrases. Arguing that representation has functions other than “capturing the real,” he has said that his work is about “how different realities interact with each other.”
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My Favourite Green Masterpiece “The Key”: Ho trovato in un forum una discussione molto interessante su questo dipinto “(…) Mary, I don’t claim to know what this painting is about, but, as with Tansey’s other work, it definitely has an art historical reference. Take a look at The Gates of Paradise by the Renaissance artist Lorenzo Ghiberti, which are the northern doors of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore in Florence. These doors were given the title Gates of Paradise by Michelangelo because he thought the doors were worthy to stand at the entrance to heaven…So what does it mean that the woman is impatient while the man is trying to find the keys to the Gates of Paradise? Your conjecture is as good as mine”. E va beh…