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Jan 14, 2012

Brancusi | Serra | Guggenheim


Visited the Brancusi / Serra exhibit today at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. As always, Frank Gehry's building is a treat in itself, but what I really did not want to miss was Brancusi's itinerant exhibit and specially one of his pieces called Bird in space. I've known and admired this piece for years and only today I got to have it right in front of me and walk around it. Ever since I studied art history and became aware of Constantin Brancusi's work, he has been one of my favorite sculptors ever. Probably because his work strives for the pure, basic and non subjective beauty of shapes... and I do believe there is such a thing. In fact, this is something I look for in my work, even when I'm designing the ugliest of creatures: Some basic shapes, curves and lines simply "work" and others simply don't, just like sounds can become harmonic or just noise.

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