Saturday, November 18, 2017
BEAUTY: Painting--Jean-Pierre Ugarte
The work of Jean-Pierre Ugarte frightens me... His landscapes seem epic and romantic, like those of Frederic Edwin Church or grandly mysterious and haunting like Caspar Friedrich but look closer. The narrative suggests that the natural landscape has overgrown what clearly had to be monumental cement or stone structures of some long ago civilization like ours. So the frightening part for me is...what happened to that civilization? Where are all the people?