Looking at the picture of the mountain with...

2007
102 x 58 x 58 cm
acrylic paste

Looking at the picture of the mountain with...

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) has written a poem called "Lapiz lazuli" (1939). In that poem Yeats draws a parallel between the time before the Second World War in Western world and Chinese ancient sivilization. In the poem he depicts a chinese miniature sculpture which he has gotten for his 70th birthday. Sculpture is carved picture of landscape or mountain as a landscape. Trees, buldnings and people are as a relief on the surface of stone. There is a sense of distance and lancapeness in the sculpture. Yeats' sculpture is made of Lapiz Lazuli stone which is also a original raw material of ultramarine blue pigment