Mother of all arts / La madre de todas las artes

“Architecture is the mother of all arts…. (it) connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible” – Richard Meier

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Getty Museum, L.A. by dusk

Getty Center at dusk, Los Angeles, California (December 2014)

Así que la arquitectura es la madre de todas las artes, según el notable arquitecto (y arquitecto tenía que ser) el Sr. Richard Meier. Puedo entender la base de su aseveración. Después de todo, las obras pictóricas  y las artes escénicas encuentran albergue, hoy por hoy, en el interior de los más extraordinarios edificios concebidos por la mente humana. Estos edificios -sobretodo los de más reciente data- están embuídos de una belleza metódica que bordea la extravagancia. Hay un común denominador entre el Metropolitano de Nueva York, el Centro Getty de Los Angeles, el museo de Arte de Denver y el maravilloso museo Crystal Bridges en Bentonville, Arkansas. Dentro del vientre acogedor de estas manifestaciones arquitectónicas modernas, tienen lugar otras manifestaciones artísticas, y así el arte vive dentro del arte. Pareciera pués que, ciertamente, la arquitectura hace de mamá de todas las artes! *

 

"The Broad" - modern art museum in downtown Los Angeles

The Broad, Contemporary Art Museum in Downtown Los Angeles, (November 2015)

According to renowned architect Mr. Richard Meier (and he obviously had to be an architect), architecture is the mother of all arts. I can understand the basis for his claim.  After all, both pictorial and scenic arts find a home in some of the most amazing buildings conceived and imagined by the human mind. These buildings – especially those of recent origin- are suffused with a bold, extravagant beauty.  There is, indeed, a common denominator between New York’s MET, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Denver Art Museum and the very little known, yet phenomenal Crystal Bridges museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Inside the welcoming womb of those modern architectural manifestations, we will find other artistic manifestations and so the arts live inside the arts. It would appear that, after all, architecture is indeed the mother of all arts!  *

 

Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (November, 2015)

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - Bentonville, Arkansas (2012)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (2012)

Author: Constantino

A Chemical Engineer born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked for the oil refining industry in threes countries under different capacities. With photography and writing as hobbies, he has traveled the world (and has still to settle somewhere). Loves movies, Latin Jazz, black coffee and red wine... Kampai!

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