Tuesday, May 01, 2007

THULE

Thule (according to wikipedia) is in classic sources a place, usually an island, in the far north, often Scandinavia (as well as a a fictional planet from the Star Wars Expanded Universe). it is also a town in northwestern Greenland; during World War II a United States naval base was built there the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world. i'm not sure what the of those the artist Andrea Chiesi ment to depict... in any case i like them for their mysterious ambience.

3 comments:

Nathan said...

Nice find -these are great. I also love the mystery in the pieces - and the fact that they're drawings. I've been thinking about drawing a lot lately, and it's probably time I stop thinking and start doing. These drawings also remind me of Ed Ruscha's work - his works that look like old films in particular. Check out this one:

http://www.tate.org.uk/collection/T/T07/T07512_9.jpg

Princess Haiku said...

These make me think of the places within, where we are all lost.

kclare said...

Very nice find! Thank you...