James Volkert
la beaute, comme la verite: After Courbet
2016
Oil on canvas, wood, cast metal
24 x 26 x 5
This piece combines Gustav Courbet's Sleep and Origin of the World, one on each side of the rotating vertical slats into 2048 possible combinations of the paintings. Courbet's quote, "La Beaute, comme la verite, depend de l'epoque ou l'on vit." (Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time one lives), sets the context.
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