Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Return of the "Renaissance Man"

Johann Eleazar Zeissig, known as Schenau: The Discussion on Art, 1772
© Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, photo: Elke Estel, Hans-Peter Klut
Enlightenment as the "facilitator" or "boundary art" for the challenges of the 21st century. Based on the transformations some centuries back when the "dark age" was transforming and opening up the doors to science, exploration, and understanding the deeper sources of life. Even more back, some several thousand years back in China the foundations of our modern society, science, and understanding of nature was grounded. Putting these strings together in a present setting, framing a "container", and get traction done is the aim of "Enlightenment in Dialogue".

Lucky to live in Dresden, where one pillar of that process - Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - is situated (not just one, but many more such as Semperoper)

We live in exiting times - and it is right in front of us, it is our playground!

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