Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Bertam Kober photos with Swiss Art Gate at Yas Viceroy
A Swiss Art Gate exhibition of photography by Bertram Kober is running from 5th June to 7th September at the Yas Viceroy hotel's Lightbox Gallery. It's a good selection of pictures taken at Italy's Carrara, which is famous for its white and grey marble with blue veins. Such marble would be and was very popular for sculpture going back to Ancient Roman times. Some photos of the quarrying caves, with their pools and right angles, have the ethereal beauty of an ice palace. The most interesting pictures, though, are those of rocky, mottled, mountainous landscape with sheer, white, flat marble faces cut out here and there by quarry workers - a striking depiction of man-made and natural beauty.