Saturday, October 23, 2010

Imaginartsy . . .

Imagine the Minotaur sculpted by Sophie Dickens rising from The Red Blue Chair constructed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld.

But that could be difficult, for the Minotaur, borrowed from the Imagine Gallery in Great Britain, stands only 73 centimeters high, whereas The Red Blue Chair, borrowed from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, is 66 centimeters wide, 83 centimeters deep, and 88 centimeters high.

Goldilocks wouldn't stand for it: "Too grobe!" she'd gripe.

But the Minotaur is less persnickety and would be satisfied with The Red Blue Chair . . . if only he could imagine a place to put his tail.

Were form to follow function rather than De Stijl's pure abstraction based on the straight line, the square, and the rectangle, his cubistic back might not ache so much . . .

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At 5:56 PM, Anonymous dhr said...

This joyful (joke-ful) rereading of the Minotaur myth is anyway one of the few interesting ones.

From a different, tragic standpoint, but intriguing, see Duerrenmatt's short story "Minotaur" illustrated by himself.

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

It was the chair that drove him to his antisocial behavior . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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