Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Nächtliches Bad

From September 5 to October 7, 2006, the of museum of the School of Visual Arts (SVA) http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/ is showing the exhibit “Still Missing: Beauty Absent Social Life.” The exhibit explores “the sense of isolation or disconnectedness that has come to define the modern ear.” My favorite painting was Nächtliches Bad (2006) by Mathhias Ludwig. It shows a man and two women about to take a bath. Most of the characters in his paintings at the exhibit are very short, giving them, I think, a somewhat Botero-like quality. As the quote from the Visual Arts school says, the characters show their disconnectedness.

Matthias Ludwig is from Leipzig. Some of his works may be seen on the internet at the page of the galerie Gmyrek
http://www.galerie-gmyrek.de/pop.lud.html (Nächtliches is the third painting from left to right). SVA is at 209 E 23rd St.
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