rest on the flight to egypt

Adrian Ghenie at Pace Gallery

‘Rest During The Flight Into Egypt’ broaches the subject of migration in Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie’s latest solo show at Pace Gallery in Chelsea. Here, two kids wait on a railroad track in front of a heaving, blood-red landscape wearing masks that disguise their faces but not the damage inflicted upon them. (On view through Feb 18th). Adrian Ghenie, Rest During the Flight Into Egypt, oil on canvas, 7’ 10 ½ inches x 9’ 6 ¼ inches x 2 inches, 2016.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I am a Hermes devotee myself (but a beginner) and I wanted to ask where I can find resource about him being the god of poets and literature, because I always thought of Apollon to be their patron?

Sure! ♥️

Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 143 (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
“Men for many centuries before lived without town or laws, speaking one tongue under the rule of Jove [Zeus]. But after Mercurius [Hermes] had explained [or created] the languages of men (whence he is called ermeneutes, ‘interpreter’, for Mercurius in Greek is called Ermes; he too, divided the nations), then discord arose among mortals, which was not pleasing to Jove [Zeus].” (x)

Orphic Hymn 28 to Hermes (trans. Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.) :
“Hermes … prophet of discourse … Of various speech, whose aid in works we find, and in necessities to mortal kind. Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; assist my works, conclude my life with peace, give graceful speech, and memory’s increase.” (x)

Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 277 :
“First Inventors. The Parcae [Moirai, Fates], Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos invented seven Greek letters–A B H T I U. Others say that Mercurius [Hermes] invented them from the flight of cranes, which, when they fly, form letters–W E Z F; Epicharmus of Sicily, two–P and Q. The Greek letters Mercurius [Hermes] is said to have brought to Egypt, and from Egypt Cadmus took them to Greece. Cadmus [not Kadmos but Euandros, son of Hermes and Karmentis] in exile from Arcadia, took them to Italy, and his mother Carmenta changed them to Latin to the number of 15. Apollo on the lyre added the rest [of the letters].” (x)

Hermes is the God of language and eloquent speech; in some hymns He is the inventor of language. So the way I see it is Hermes is the lyrics and Apollon is the voice. Together they make something truly magical, but they don’t always function as one. There is poetry without music, and music without poetry!

Thanks for the ask! 🎶🌹⭐️