PAVILION OF PASSIONS, 2012
35 by 35 by 65 cm.
Felt, paper, plastic, wood.
This assemblage artwork by ANNA AGTMA is he rimagination of the Temple of Human Passions in Brussels. The pavilion in the form of a Greek temple was built by Victor Horta in 1896 in the Cinquantenaire Park. It was designed to serve as a permanent showcase for a large marble relief "Human Passions" by Jef Lambeaux, depicting inhibited nudes in any matter of carnal delight. It caused a scandal. That's why only three days after its first public presentation the open building was concealed from public view until these days.
The Anna AGTMA Pavilion of Passions shows nudes and a peeper, probably Magritte, hidden under his hat.