More Art Monday: Golden Oldies
A meticulous conservation project recently repaired “Diana” and restored the sculpture’s gilding. How does her luster compare to these golden treasures?
“Diana,” 1892–93, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
“White Tara,” 18th century, Mongolia or China
“Joan of Arc,” c. 1874, by Emmanuel Frémiet
“Garuda,” c. 1700–50, Tibet
Candelabrum (one of a pair), c. 1800, France
“Recumbent Stag,” early 17th century, Germany
“Seated Bodhisattva,” early 8th century, China
Portions of an Armor Garniture, c. 1550, Germany
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Peter Gabriel - Don’t Give Up (ft. Kate Bush)
On Kawara, One Million Years, 1999
On Kawara’s One Million Years is an ongoing epic work conceived by the artist in 1969, documenting the passage of chronological time. This 20-volume work is a typewritten record of one million years – Past and Future. Biblical in scale, each volume contains 2,068 pages. Past is dedicated to “all those who have lived and died” and Future is “for the last one”. One Million Years enables us to grasp time itself in the physical act of reading the dates aloud. It powerfully condenses our entire human history to only a few pages, and an average human life to a few lines.