Thursday, August 1, 2013
Marino Auriti, Italy, USA, watercolor
In the 1950s he begun working on a detailed architectural model of an imaginary museum, which he called "The Encyclopaedic Palace of the World". His Palace is a testament to humanity's encyclopaedic drive. When he died, his construction went to a warehouse/storage space for over 30 years. Now it is the theme of the Biennale di Venezia, in 2013. He was seen as "strange" in his time, and "visionary" today. I hope that's true for me, too!!!