Modern-Day Romans

Modern art is a sign of our cultural collapse.

Stanford University just unveiled a new statue on its campus titled Hello, by acclaimed artist Xu Zhen. The bronze and stainless steel sculpture is a Greek column with a Corinthian cap, coiled like a snake. “The work fuses the classical Greek column shape and the snake’s aggressive biological attitude to stimulate viewers’ perception and experience of classic civilization,” explains Stanford’s official website. “The moment the viewer’s eyes come across the Corinthian capital also represents a confrontation with the depth of history and culture. With the increasingly frequent blending and impacts among global civilizations, the work constitutes both a reality and a metaphor for encountering civilizations of different times and space.”

Read more at “The Art of the Modern-Day Romans”

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