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Rome's latest mural, ephemeral art made just by washing dirt away.

 

Based on charcoal drawings of the frieze’s figures, which are on view in the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and videos on the Tevereterno website, “Triumphs and Laments” tackles Roman history and culture in all its brutality and glamour. Kentridge’s drawings, which will appear in more boldly outlined, simplified forms when converted to stencils, include scenes of war, kings, victory, mythology, and devastation. Even Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni make an appearance. Kentridge explains: “It’s about taking fragments and constructing what could be a possible history.”

 

Although the work’s themes seem eternal, the nature of its creation ensures ephemerality — a subtle way to comment on the current crisis of environmental degradation. The limited lifespanof “Triumphs and Laments” is in direct contrast to Rome’s many monuments created by failed empires in times of hubris. It suggests that the permanence of the manmade is increasingly an impossibility. As Kentridge says: “It gets much more complicated as one gets to a more contemporary era as to what is the triumph and what is the lament.”

 

http://hyperallergic.com/233209/william-kentridge-plans-massive-vanishing-mural-in-rome/

 

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/video/under-years-filth-art-history-164454961.html

 

http://artobserved.com/artimages/2016/03/Powerwashing-the-Tiber-Banks-via-The-OFFICE.png

 

http://www.tevereterno.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2_Toro-test-Foto-Marcello-Melis.jpg

 

http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/02_wk-day-2-LR-def.jpg

 

http://www.tevereterno.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/1_Minerva-Test-Foto-Marcello-Melis.jpg

 

Reminds of this also ephemeral art in Rome

 

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Rome's latest mural, ephemeral art made just by washing dirt away.

This is quite amazing!!!!!!!!!

any other art lovers out there?:oops:

A new medium: dirt!Very nice. Thanks for posting.

Really creative. There is no way I would have ever thought of that.

Quite interesting and creative indeed!

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