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Happy New Year!

By January 1, 2017Uncategorized

The Representation of Fireworks in Early Modern Europe

“Fireworks are intrinsically fleeting, transitory, fugitive. Their power lies in the brutality of their transience: dying the instant of their birth, consumed in the act of consummation. There is something ironic, even poignant, then, in the attempt to render permanent through the medium of art a phenomenon as ephemeral as fireworks.” –┬áKevin Salatino

 

Below is a collection of paintings of fireworks. Happy 2017! Enjoy.

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