Jung Paints a Childhood Daydream

Wall Street Journal

May 12, 2010

Arnie Cooper

One of the more stunning works on display (image 125) depicts one of Jung’s childhood daydreams “in which,” writes Mr. Shamdasani, “Alsace is submerged by water, [and] Basel is turned into a port” in the bottom third of the picture. Hovering above is a human figure—legs in lotus position, arms reaching above to support a jug that is connected to a huge mandala with pointillist-like flourishes of red, orange, pink, white, purple and blue. (More)

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