Safani Gallery Inc
ART TRANSCENDING TIME
The 3rd generation family business Safani Gallery Inc. deals in museum quality works of art from the ancient cultures of the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Established in 1950, it is the oldest existing art dealership in America dedicated solely to selling ancient art.
Time. Light. Measurable yet fleeting in nature. From the moment I received the gift of motherhood, this notion of time slipping through my fingers gave me cold feet. I got stressed and my heart flickered every night when I drew the curtains and my Madeleine closed her eyelids to dream. Morpheus would change her and she would start growing up.
"Our hearing of colours is so precise ... Colour is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul. Colour is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many strings. The artist is the hand that purposely sets the soul vibrating by means of this or that key. Thus it is clear that the harmony of colours can only be based upon the principle of purposefully touching the human soul" (Wassily Kadinsky quoted in the Guardian by Gerard McBurney).
In the early and mid 1900s the visualization of sound was attempted by Russian artist Wassily Kadinsky in his much abstract, complex and multilayered paintings which could seem as collages of pages from a geometry book. A true innovation, it was received by critics and public as an impressive notion and a challenging endeavor. This obsession about the integration of music into painting was off to open the gates to an era of exploration of the human mind and all its senses.
Column on Art and Design
Published in magazine "Knokke Actueel by Prestige" 20th edition
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