Friday, October 19, 2007

before boetti...

1940's big map painters

a great old 8" x 10", probably early 1940's featuring two "muralists" painting a large wall map. since they are in military uniforms, i'm guessing it's from wwII era. some of the countries look misshapen and the scale seems a bit off in places.

i can't help but think of the work of Alighiero Boetti when i see beatiful awkward maps on a wall...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

have seen lately some of the map works by Alighiero Boetti, at the Tel-Aviv museum- indeed so very beatiful, and observing it from very near -seeing how "used" it looks, as if the tapistery is living, ever changing...thanks for the war wall map!

2:14 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

yes, those pieces by boetti have an amazing "patina" to them. the whole process of them getting made was living.

7:52 AM  

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