Viola and Giotto
Translating my old review of Tristan & Isolde made me remember a paper I wrote for an exam last year. It discusses possible connections between Bill Viola and the medieval Italian artist Giotto and how Viola’s view on Giotto’s Arena Chapel as a piece of installation art can lead to an entirely new perspective. May seem a far fetched coupling and it actually only came to my mind because I had to write about art from before the year 1400. Not really my field, so I mixed Giotto with Viola to make the medicine go down. And when for example you look at this image it may not seem so very strange after all:
Now, since my professor was Romanian I wrote it in English. And that made me think: hey – why not publish it? So here you are. Beware it is about 30 pages and I am sadly enough not able to include the images. You’ll just have to look up The Arena Chapel and Going Forth by Day yourself. But maybe it could be of use to someone out there.
The Arena Chapel & Going Forth by Day
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