“The drawing room was intended to make guests feel like thy were walking into the sunniness of Rome or Pompeii.”
- Mr. Gosling (www.babnic.org)
Une pièce Jaune:
“The walls bear one of the first yellow paints that didn’t oxidize and turn black. Pigments of the time that produced the lemony hue contained leads and salts that reacted to sunlight and sulphur in the air. […] the colour, now called Soanian yellow.”
Exposition temporaire: POWER IN WOMAN: Sarah Lucas (Exposition 10 Mars-21 Mai 2016)
Sir John was continually, over a lifetime, collecting and extending his house to accommodate his collection. The whole edifice is his work of art. Strange then to intervene in his picture, temporarily. Sarah Lucas
Three sculptures each depicting a female figure: Yoko, Pauline, Michele.
In form and material, Lucas’s sculptures mirror the classical plaster casts that Soane accumulated over his life, and which fill the Colonnade and Museum Corridor at the rear of the building. As in these antique examples, Lucas condenses the body into a dramatic gesture. And yet her Muses are also strikingly real: “Soane’s plasters are casts from the marble originals”, she has explained. “Mine, on the other hand, are cast direct from the woman in question using the rough and ready method of making a waste mould by applying plaster bandage directly onto the body. The mould doesn’t survive … There’s very little room in the process for refining the figure or otherwise idealising it.”
A symbol of daily life (and of death) is implied by the cigarettes which have been implanted in each figure, slyly puncturing their elegance.
Aménagement d'un endroit dissimulé de ceux qui ne sauraient l'apprécier, des loges regardant le spectacle des rooms nichées au coeur de la proto:
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