On the other hand there is another side to the vision of human life. There is the experience of human joy and happiness that also has to be taken into account. We find this side in works that resonate with color, joy conviviality and friendship. In this exhibition works by Renoir and Picasso have been selected to show this side of the human condition. In this context the famous painting by Renoir entitled, the Luncheon of the Boating Party portrays a very different sense of the human condition compared to that of Bacon. We also this sense of the gentleness and beauty of human life in Picassos the Bathers.
Another artist who has much to say about the human condition is Giacometti. This famous sculptor portrays human being in terms existential searching and mystery. His sculptures refuse to comment directly on the human condition but leave us with a sense of intense mystery and wonder, and a touch of anxiety, at the meaning of human existence. His increasingly attenuated sculptures are an attempt to find the essence of human nature – a search it seems that can never be finalized.
All of the works in this exhibition refer to a central vision – the attempt to understand and interpret the human condition and explore the meaning of life. Each artist has a particular view or vision of reality.
The aim of the exhibition is to meditate on these different visions of life and human being in order to foster debate and discourse about their similarities and differences.
The way that the works are displayed and the setting of the exhibition are also an important aspect of the central intention of the exhibition. The works are displayed in a very neutral environment with pure white walls and no other furnishing. The choice of venue is a deserted warehouse that is far from the noise and activity of the world. This is intended to stimulate a meditative attitude. At the center of the exhibition is the sculpture by Giacometti. This sculpture serves as a fulcrum or central point around which the other works are displayed. It therefore emphasizes the sense of mystery and wonder at human existence that we encounter in works of art.
1. Rembrandt, “Self-Portrait,” 1659. Oil on Canvas
2. Rembrandt; “Self-Portrait,” 1665. Oil on canvas.
3. Francis Bacon;”Self-Portrait.” 1971. Oil on Canvas
4. Francis Bacon; “Studies for the human body” ( 1975). Oil on Canvas
5. Renoir, Pierre-Auguste; the Luncheon of the Boating Party ( 1881). Oil on canvas
6. Picasso; “The bathers”.