Exhibition: Illuminations 1874

14 Mar ‘14


9.00AM - 5.00PM

Venue: Crush Hall, Pathfoot Building

The University of Stirling welcomes you to an exhibition of work by Karen Strang inspired by the life of Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was born in 1854 in the north of France.  He was a poet and libertine whose life and highly suggestive poetry inspired (amongst others) Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Picasso, and Ginsberg. 

Illuminations 1874 is new exhibition of work by the artist Karen Strang who was inspired to explore the life of Arthur Rimbaud after reading his series of prose poems Illuminations (1874).  The artworks in this exhibition are displayed in chronological order, reflecting the life of the poet, and are directly inspired by the few existing images of Rimbaud. The eclectic style of the pieces displayed emphasise Rimbaud’s role as a proponent of modernism and punk, with far reaching influence on the cultural pioneers of the 20th century.

 


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