Jean-Sebastien Bach and Brueghel the Elder
1983 51 pages Price : 15 €
is not an illusion or a drug but an authentic relationship to the world
and a keener perception of reality. Art is as a magnifying glass that
enables one to decipher a text which had existed long before but was ill
perceived. Consequently when the relationship is restored, reconciliation
is bound to cure selfishness, greed and war, and advocate disengagement,
moderation, contemplation and therefore exert a moral and political action.
Thus Brueghel's Dark day presents a cosmic vision of the world
embracing several viewpoints at different times. All in all it is God's
viewpoint and it gives man a modest place. In the same way Bach, in the
adagio of sonata BWV 1018 or the largo of sonata 1017 for
violin and harpsichord, presents simultaneously and without ostentation
or anthropocentrism two derelicted voices, another tinged with serenity
and another very playful. This construct or poesy conveys
the sense of a presence that saves one from purposed evil doing.
Yet controversy is not far because contemplation cannot remain passive
and it raises contestation from those who are shut up within themselves
and negate the world's beauty saying: Being is my being. And the
author introduces himself humorously under the features of Mad Margret
by Brueghel the Elder, surrounded by his junk and shooing away all the
devils that spring from the mouth of the Paris intelligentsia!
Garrigues makes an assault on all the devils that spring from
the mouth of the Paris intelligentsia and whirls his Damocles'
sword above the "head" of a famous intellocrat.
(After Mad Margret by Brueghel the Elder.)
the Elder's Dark day
1,63m x 1,18m
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study of Brueghel's the Elder's Dark day