“Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth“ (Theodor W. Adorno)
Once upon a time… somebody came up with the bright idea to visualise imagination for others. Probably on a cave wall, tens of thousands of years ago. And who knows, maybe the artist already had a form of magic in mind beyond that of appeasing spirits and gods and what not. The marvel of creating an object for sheer aesthetic admiration.
Welcome to the Wunderkammer’s art gallery. Here you’ll find stories about art history, artists and their art works, from the Renaissance to the classic Modern Age, told with a hint or two at the respective historical and cultural context with the whiff of irony you would expect from your host’s usual flippant style.
But see, read and be enchanted by the artworks presented below: