Wednesday, October 11, 2006

New York City's Three Latest Renaissance Sculptures Fail To Impress

New York City's Three Latest Renaissance Sculptures -- By China, India, and Georgia [Europe] - born Proto-Renaissance Artists -- fail to impress (Cai Guo-Qiang's Nontransparent Monument, a highly complex multipart narrative relief sculpture in artisian carved lime stone, being the strongest work, in my opinion):

Cai Guo-Qiang's Transparent Monument on the Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror at Rockefeller Center.

Zurab Tsereteli’s Tear of Sorrow on New York Harbor.


Reimagining Sacred Sounds: 9/11 and the Trinity Church Organ

Although the ashes of September 11, 2001 brought the sound of the Trinity Church pipe organ to a sudden stop, Trinity soon began writing a new chapter in the history of church organs. Today, lovers of sacred music flock to hear Trinity's state-of-the-art virtual pipe organ


Previous proto-Renaissance sculptures in lower Manhattan:

Isamu Noguchi's Red Cube, near the foot of Broadway Avenue.

Jean Dubuffet's Four Trees commemorates the intersection of two of Manhattan's earliest streets, Pine and Cedar, obliterated by the construction of the Chase Manhattan Bank plaza.

Waves of proto-Renaissances have come and gone in lower Manhattan, New York City.

Trinity Church, New York, a neo-gothic structure built of local red stone, was built on land granted by the British Crown just north of the original Dutch defensive wall.

Very similar neo-gothic structures, dating from the late 19th/early 20th century, also exist in Kyiv and Lviv, Ukraine. The Kyiv structure, the former and now restored Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, was until very recently the 'Ukrainian National House of Organ and Chamber Music.' Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is seeking a new historic Kyiv property for the 'Ukrainian National House of Organ and Chamber Music'.

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