Traghetto views of Lorenzo Quinn’s hands.
Do they support the crumbling Ca’Segredo? Or are they pulling it back into the sea.
Blind hands feel the facade of the house, like a person who is blind might understand another’s face.
The emphasis on the just barely *not* touching making more *tangible* or visceral the oft overlooked fact that Venice is very much in the grasp / grip / hold of the sea, protectively cupped by Lido.
Bernini – Proserpina — showing us the contradiction of delicacy amid an act of violence.
Michelangelo – Creation — Which makes the building Adam, and god still the hands, in a sense?
Rubens – Quos Ego
Raimondi (Quos Ego)
Neptune calms the sea — from Aeneid 2. Quos Ego — Why I–! The most famous aposeopesis in history. Taken to the limit, Neptune just barely decides not to (infandum) the winds.