Mensing, Margo
July 1995
Surface Design Journal;Summer95, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p8
Trade Publication
The article discusses the implication of ruin in art as the essential ingredient of the sublime and the central place in artists' dialogues. It states that ruin is an important element in Burkeian model of the sublime and the unfolding of the rise and fall of civilizations and the natural cycle. In relevance, the significance of vision in implying nature and landscape is bounded by the tradition of landscape painting and photography. Moreover, it suggests the relevance of room for ruin featuring the history paintings of Richard Misrach.


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