All Beauty Must Die (Silkscreen)
Patrícia Almeida & David Alexandre Guéniot
Photograph: Patrícia Almeida
Silkcreen on lumisilk paper (90g/m2)
64 x 80 cm
‘All Beauty Must Die’ is a reference to the lyrics of Nick Cave’s ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’, a duet with Kylie Minogue released with Nick Cave’s 1996 record Murder Ballads, but also to John Keats’ Ode on Melancholy: “She dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must die”.
The book collects multilingual comments left by anonymous visitors of the show “All Beauty Must Die” presented in 2010 at Museu Colecção Berardo. The exhibition included photographs, a video and posters with pop song lyrics and poetry of the English Romantic period, aiming to evoke an idyllic atmosphere inspired by the ideals of youth and nature.