FROM THE COLLECTION
Erika Holmquist-Wall, Mary & Barry Bingham Sr., Curator of European & American Painting & Sculpture
I am absolutely delighted that Yves Tanguy’s painting has inspired so many artists and writers in the community! This is what “Speed Inspired” is all about – lifting up the multiplicity of viewpoints, and sharing the endlessly creative takes that can flow from a single object.
I’d like to think that Tanguy would have been a big Brian Eno fan, and Patrick Hume’s reference to Eno’s “Music for Airports” is a great point of entry into this painting. The Surrealists were interested in accessing other worlds through other ways (see what I did there?), and the concepts of perceived space and simultaneity were “driving forces behind the Surrealist aesthetic” as a classical art historical text on the movement asserts. Tip: Listen to Patrick Hume’s piece, then go read about Blaise Cendrars, Surrealism, and Brian Eno. It’s a thread pulled right through twentieth century modernism – and into post-modernism. Thanks, Patrick, for taking us there!
FROM THE COMMUNITY
Patrick Hume, composer, musician, and producer based in Louisville, KY.