Bill Viola, ‘Study for the Path’, 2002, Phillips
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Bill Viola

Study for the Path, 2002

Color DVD on three LCD flat panel screens, triptych
15 × 69 1/10 × 2 2/5 in
38.1 × 175.6 × 6 cm
Edition 3/5 + 1AP
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Executed in 2002, this work is number 3 from an …

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Bill Viola
American, b. 1951
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Widely regarded as a pioneer of new media art, Bill Viola creates works that combine filmed images and music in what he calls “total environments that envelop the viewer in image and sound.” With roots in both Eastern and Western art and spiritual traditions, Viola’s visual and sound installations impart a transcendental experience of their own, alternating between electronic scores and silence, and pursuing timeless themes like birth, death, and extremes of emotion. For example, in the soundless Quintet of the Astonished (part of the “Quintet” series, 2000), five figures in the throes of a powerful feeling are filmed in ultra slow motion, resulting in tableaux reminiscent of Renaissance painting. A similar technique is at work in “The Passions” (2000-), an ongoing series that draws in part from the conventions of sacred Christian frescoes to create filmed scenes of great suffering and redemption.

Bill Viola, ‘Study for the Path’, 2002, Phillips
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Property from an Esteemed Private Collection

Executed in 2002, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

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“Moving images take time, and that is what I hope I can give to the viewer; time for …

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Bill Viola
American, b. 1951
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Widely regarded as a pioneer of new media art, Bill Viola creates works that combine filmed images and music in what he calls “total environments that envelop the viewer in image and sound.” With roots in both Eastern and Western art and spiritual traditions, Viola’s visual and sound installations impart a transcendental experience of their own, alternating between electronic scores and silence, and pursuing timeless themes like birth, death, and extremes of emotion. For example, in the soundless Quintet of the Astonished (part of the “Quintet” series, 2000), five figures in the throes of a powerful feeling are filmed in ultra slow motion, resulting in tableaux reminiscent of Renaissance painting. A similar technique is at work in “The Passions” (2000-), an ongoing series that draws in part from the conventions of sacred Christian frescoes to create filmed scenes of great suffering and redemption.

Bill Viola

Study for the Path, 2002

Color DVD on three LCD flat panel screens, triptych
15 × 69 1/10 × 2 2/5 in
38.1 × 175.6 × 6 cm
Edition 3/5 + 1AP
Bidding closed
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