SVA Junior Thesis Show 'Location as Character'

- Death in Venice

I am still looking for what is my own unique style.

I find out that one of the art styles that I pursue is ‘beauty’.

This is related to my thesis project ’Death in Venice’. The book is about an old writer named Gustave von Aschenbach obsessed with the boy Tazio who has the perfect artistic beauty in Venice. I interpret Aschenbach as an artist who admires absolute beauty as same as me. When the old man secretly follows Tadzio in Venice, hesitates to talk to the boy in the restaurant, and dies on the beach where Tadzio plays, I feel that I am trying to reach Tadzio but I cannot imitate or copy the beauty naturally comes out from the boy. So I could understand more about Aschenbach and his admiration for art and beauty.