Orient Express ?Acrylic on wood and plaster.In the history of each object we find an aspect of today's society, of... Read More
Orient Express ?
Acrylic on wood and plaster.
In the history of each object we find an aspect of today's society, of the condition of today's man. In the 1930s the Orient Express became famous for its comfort and luxury, transporting night carriages with permanent service and restaurant carriages known for their fine cuisine.
They were above all royalty, nobles, diplomats, businessmen and rich bourgeois to use the train. In this snapshot taken by Errico, the glorious Orient Express lies on a deserted track now in disuse.
What it was the icon of luxury, now it is nothing more than an abandoned wreck. The artist thus wants to represent the decline of concept of luxury and, with him, of that part of society, the bourgeoisie, the upper bourgeoisie and the nobility that became the symbol.