Guns and Roses- Sonia Rentsch’s Still Lifes

 

Guns and Roses- Sonia Rentsch’s Still Lifes.

Sonia Rentsch Gun

Sonia Rentsch’s assemblages of things growing in nature to form objects of violence are moving and thought provoking. Simple and powerful idea, executed lovingly – which makes it particularly interesting. One would anticipate a sense of righteousness, a slogan-like assertiveness of activism – but no. The only feeling that these images emanate is love.

To me, this is art of the highest order.

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2 thoughts on “Guns and Roses- Sonia Rentsch’s Still Lifes

  1. Tom Ward

    Interesting that the images of guns are so deeply ingrained in our common psyche that although we are looking at a composition of bark and artichokes and roses, we all instantly see guns.

    This is truly art of the times; I wonder how Michelangelo or Raphael would have seen these same images.

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    1. Boryana Post author

      I am sure they would have loved them – violence was just as widespread during their time as it is now, even guns were already there (just). Being men who occupy themselves with higher values, I am sure they would have appreciated the message. As for the creative approach, have a look at the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who worked in the mid 1500s – http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.canvasreplicas.com/images/Autumn%2520Giuseppe%2520Arcimboldo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.canvasreplicas.com/Arcimboldo.htm&h=739&w=594&sz=36&tbnid=ljeTFnt_svvNpM:&tbnh=89&tbnw=72&zoom=1&usg=__udVPzCjK36TLtxVM2GDj61yiIc8=&docid=JHHxHTFhZCeBKM&sa=X&ei=rWsnUsHOFIKi9QTCw4HABQ&ved=0CKYBEP4dMBA Thanks for the great comment which sent me thinking and looking for Arcimboldo’s work on Google!

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