Carlo Crivelli, Madonna and Child, c. 1480
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Painted in about 1480, this panel is one of the artist’s most exquisite pictures and is almost perfectly preserved, demonstrating his love for enameled surfaces. Flemish painting may have inspired the remarkable precision of detail in the background. The apples and the fly are symbols of sin and evil and are opposed to the cucumber and the goldfinch, symbols of redemption.
“Jeanne-Claude would always say, ‘we only do works of joy and beauty.’”
by Malin Gabriella Nordin
Valerio Olgiati - School, Paspels 1998. The interior wall are slightly angled, eliminating all right angles. The shift is so subtle (always within 5 degrees of being perpendicular) that while not necessarily noticeable at first, the misalignment heightens one’s perception of the space. The room arrangement is also rotated from the first to the second floor; the stair leading you to another side of the circulation vestibule then on the lower floor, further disrupting the anticipated comprehension of the space.
mosaic in a primary school in riehen, switzerland; architect: t. vadi, painter: charles hinderlang