Ideas of Order

Blessed Rage For Order


Anselm Kiefer ranks among the most important artists to emerge from post-war Europe. Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday) is a monumental installation consisting of a 30-foot-long  palm tree cast in fiberglass and resin, its roots clotted with mud,  surrounded by a cycle of 44 large paintings encased in glass and framed  in lead. Overwhelming in scale and sweeping in content, Palmsonntag conveys the operatic scope of Kiefer’s creative enterprise that crosses  through spiritual, religious and mythical cultural territory.

I saw this installation when it was at the Art Gallery of Ontario and was completely mesmerized.

Anselm Kiefer ranks among the most important artists to emerge from post-war Europe. Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday) is a monumental installation consisting of a 30-foot-long palm tree cast in fiberglass and resin, its roots clotted with mud, surrounded by a cycle of 44 large paintings encased in glass and framed in lead. Overwhelming in scale and sweeping in content, Palmsonntag conveys the operatic scope of Kiefer’s creative enterprise that crosses through spiritual, religious and mythical cultural territory.

I saw this installation when it was at the Art Gallery of Ontario and was completely mesmerized.

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