Claudio Parmiggiani
Counterpoint III
5 Apr – 25 Jun 2007
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Claudio Parmiggiani, Counterpoint III, Installation view, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France, 2007

Claudio Parmiggiani hangs scythes in the Salle Philippe Pot (devoted to 15th century funerary art). The traditional implement of the Grim Reaper, their presence reinforces the memorial function of the sculptures exhibited, the recumbent figures and the tomb of this great seneschal of Bordeaux. With this work, we find ourselves submerged in the silent, enveloping world of the sacred.