09 June 2007

Quadriga (2007) by Max Streicher

This afternoon I discovered four luminous gigantic horses floating in the Great Hall of Union Station, Toronto, another component of Luminato festival of the arts. This was an astonishing kinetic inflatable sculpture by Canadian Max Streicher who has been constructing pieces at venues around the world. I have so far not been able to find anything about him, except year of birth, 1958, and the fact that he is based in Toronto. The subject for me is highly mythic and powerful.

A quadriga is actually the four-horse chariot used for races in the Olympic games and sacred rites in ancient Greece, the vehicle used by gods and heroes in classical art. The four horses here, though not attached, nevertheless are in mystical union.

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