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The Guggenheim Bilbao, designed by architect Frank Gehry is fascinating as the sculptural quality of the building is as much an attraction as the art it houses and blurs the boundary between art and architecture. Its structure is as modern as it is organic and resonates within its environment, namely the Nervion River. The atypical, asymmetrical interior shapes result in unique exhibition space which enables post modern art and installations. Interestingly, the main entrance is reached by descending stairs atypically used for museums and places of significant collective importance.
C. Something beautiful
I think this photograph, taken in the 5th town in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore encapsulates the innocent beauty of this town. Its beauty lies in its imperfection- clustered houses, mismatching colours, old fishing boats alongside slightly refurbished ones, yet all weathered and worn. It is the visibility of this aging process, a reminder of the town's fishing and agricultural roots that draws one to its unique rustic and charming nature. Ironically a major tourist destination because of its atypical beauty now threatens the very essence of its attraction. I believe however that it is this fragility that heightens its sensory appeal and appreciation within our modern world where concepts of aging and time are considered taboo.
THE THREE WORDS
The Young Family 2002
http://www.patriciapiccinini.net/ [accessed 5th March]
A Sad but Very Discreet Recollection of Beloved Things and Beloved Beings 2005
http://www.rickyswallow.com/collections/image/watercolors/36/ [accessed 5th March]
http://www.richard-goodwin.com/public_html/gallery/gallery/index.html [accessed 5th March]