ART BASEL HONG KONG CHINA
SELMA FERIANI GALLERY

Das Lied von der Erde ("The Song of the Earth”) BY Gustav Mahler - from chinese poetry of Li Bai, Meng Haoran, Qian Qi and Wang Wei 240X160 CM

Part of the greatness of Das Lied von der Erde lies in the fact that it broke the boundaries of the traditional symphony and initiated new methods of symphonic composition. This piece fused into one artistic masterpiece many opposite but related concepts: Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, life and death, dream and reality, sadness and joy, gathering and separating, poetry and music, instrumental and vocal. Mahler’s compositional techniques in Das Lied von der Erde, namely Mahler’s application of the Chinese pentatonic scale and orchestration in order to show how he presents his own image of Chinese musical elements. Chinese artistic thinking always emphasizes the universalities relating to the human condition. Mahler adopted a similarly universal perspective when he fused seven Chinese poems into one symphonic piece. His editing and unifying made the text more meaningful and colourful. Das Lied von der it is indeed a brilliant representation of Mahler’s concept of Chinese art and a significant example of cultural and artistic integration.

Anauša I- the golden archives -  gold archaeology pieces displaced from Persian & Summer Empires. 150 x 200 cm

Anauša II – inmortal warrior - stone  archaeology pieces from old documentation displaced from Persepolis. 150 x 200 cm

Fissures as Methafors of Resistance - stone  archaeology pieces from Persian & Summer Empires. from 260x 280 cm

The perfect boundary series. Old maps. 120 cm x 160 cm each

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