Beyond “Fire in the Soul”

Stephen R. Wilk

The burning optical issues that underlie some modern art and architecture.

Sky mirrorSky Mirror, Nottingham, UK [Superhasn / Wikimedia]

The artist Joan Miró once said that artworks “must be conceived with fire in the soul, but executed with clinical coolness.” But the work of contemporary sculptors has occasionally gone beyond Miró’s philosophical fire to something more literal.

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