Cosmos: From Romanticism to Avant-garde

Co-translation of the catalogue Cosmos : du Romantisme à l’Avant-garde
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 1999

“Seen from an earthly vantage point, the starry universe has always appeared endless, and . . . its exploration has seemed a daunting task. When artists raised their eyes to the heavens and tried to represent that immensity, they sketched a response to the anxieties that grip us when we face the measureless. This exhibition . . . deals with the imaginary depiction of the infinite―interstellar space being as close as we can come to an approximation of its unattainable limits.” Guy Cogeval

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