Art/Science à la Galerie Stefan Röpke
In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci had drawn up a great many scientific and engineering proposals, most of which had never been actualized until centuries later. In retrospect, we attribute the beginnings of many modern day inventions, from the helicopter and submarine to the machine gun, to da Vinci’s engineering and scientific genius. But if we took ourselves back to times previous to the actual creation of these machines, what we have are beautiful drawings of fantastical and experimental ideas; the wild imaginations of scientific possibilities put to paper by the masterful hand of a great artist. Whether or not these objects were ever realized, it is the artistic application of his sense of wonder and the depth of his curiosity that we continue to be awed by.
This exhibition is inspired by the inter...
Art Cologne 2009"Every mystery seems absurd, and yet nothing is profound, whether in life or art or state, without mystery."
- David Friedrich Strauss
Galerie Stefan Roepke presents The Mystery Behind The Image at Art Cologne 2009 in Booth A-51/Hall 11.2, an exhibition of works by gallery artists that invite the viewer to go beyond their initial impressions and to investigate deeper to discover the subtlety and profundity within them.
Among the artists that will be included are Edward Burtynsky, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Jason Gringler, Sharon Harper, Robert Mapplethorpe, Max Neumann, Bernardí Roig and Keisuke Shirota.
We also invite you to view the concurrent exhibition at the gallery, "restless", a solo show of new works by Aleksandar Duravcevic.
We look forward to welcoming you to this year's ed...