The Moulin Rouge. A night club, a dance hall and a bordello. Ruled over by Harold Zidler. A kingdom of night time pleasures. Where the rich and powerful came to play with the young and beautiful creatures of the underworld. The most beautiful of these was the one I loved. Satine. A courtesan. She sold her love to men. They called her the “Sparkling Diamond”, and she was the star of the Moulin Rouge. The woman I loved is… dead.
“Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and then on not-so very special day, I sat down at my type-writer and I wrote down our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But most importantly, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The end.”
With over 40 years of experience, esteemed British Sculptor, Antony Gormleyhas many famous pieces to his name, presented all over the globe, with the most famous of which gracing the Gateshead skyline, in the shape of the enormous steel sculpture, ‘The Angel of the North’. However, Gormley’s work isn’t limited exclusively to steel sculptures, with the piece exhibited in this post named ‘Breathing Room’taking the form of a three-dimensional drawing in space that was both a diagram and an actual, physical thing.
If you would like to see more from this particular project, or any of Antony Gormley’s other pieces, spanning a vast and fruitful Fine Art career, follow any of the relevant links shown above.