Christian Marclay's "The Clock" -- that darling, 24-hour montage of time pieces in film -- is back in New York City this week, wooing audiences at MoMA with its real-time, movie clip chronicle. Flashing scenes of board rooms and bank heists, late night affairs and car chases, the cinematic spectacle is a 1,440 minute tribute to clocks, watches, sundials and more.
Marclay has received a lot of attention for the marathon movie reel, earning the Venice Biennale's Golden Lion award in 2011. But the tick-tock obsessed filmmaker certainly wasn't the first creative figure to surrender his art to the concept of time. In fact, visual artists from the Renaissance period all the way to Futurism and beyond have toyed with the passing of time as a major motif of their work.
Take a few minutes, or 24 hours, to scroll through the slideshow below of other artists who have created time-related artworks. As the New Year approaches and rumors of the end of the world continue to flutter about, we know you've got time on your mind. Let us know which artsy time depictions soothe (or maybe just agrevate) your countdown worries in the comments section.
Christian Marclay's "The Clock" will be on view from December 21st, 2012 until January 21st, 2013 at MoMA.