January 30, 2011

The sculptural museum-goer.

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(Yesterday, in Milwaukee.)

24 comments:

Meade said...

wv: humpi. Please don't humpi the arti.

mesquito said...

I'd be admiring that beautiful floor as well. As for the other stuff, meh.

Palladian said...

I do like that large portrait of AllenS as Thor, god of ball-peens.

The Crack Emcee said...

I like both pieces.

kcom said...

Art galleries always look so lifeless. This is one more example. You'd think it would be otherwise.

Ann Althouse said...

"I like both pieces."

You mean my 2 photographs? There are 4 museum pieces, if you don't count the museum-goer as a museum piece.

traditionalguy said...

Maybe the 4th exhibit is the Floor Show done by artisans moonlighting from This Old House.

Hagar said...

A cold and lifeless place.

Ann Althouse said...

"A cold and lifeless place."

It's those fluorescent bulbs, deliberately used by the sculptor (George Segal) to make you feel bad.

Palladian said...

This... this, I think, has a kind of wonderful otherness to it, you know, a marvellous negative capability... kind of wonderful energy to it, don't you think?

Meade said...

Palladian, your problem is you're both attracted
and repelled by the male organ.

Palladian said...

I own neither a dachshund nor a Great Dane.

Almost Ali said...

Meet me here after the exhibit.

ricpic said...

I can't stand those huge affectless portraits. The modern affect is to feign lack thereof. Moderns are terrified of showing their vulnerability, that's why.

john said...
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john said...

It's those fluorescent bulbs, deliberately used by the sculptor...

Well, that explains Meade's cap.

edutcher said...

Like the drawing of the woman in the second shot.

Ann Althouse said...
"I like both pieces."

You mean my 2 photographs? There are 4 museum pieces, if you don't count the museum-goer as a museum piece


Of course Ann would consider the guy in the baseball cap not so much a museum piece as a work of art.

Sixty Grit said...

I always liked Duane Hanson's work. I am surprised he left that hat on that one fellow.

WV: imperess - a female imper.

Trooper York said...

I don't thinnk the first painting is AllenS.

I think it is the great Peter also know as Ironrailsironweights who always has pubes on his mind.

Just sayn'

Joe said...

Looks like a museum of crap. Large, lifeless illustrative art surrounded by lots of empty space. Of course, I'm sure the artist has found some lame way to pretend this is all planned in some pseudo-intellectual way.

(Three of us did that in film school once. We randomly assembled pieces of film and then made up some bullshit about how it symbolized the chaos of modern life. The teacher went along.)

David said...

Been there, Done that.

But I would go again, if I lived anywhere near.

BJM said...

I take it that the harsh lighting was why Meade is wearing his cap?

So many artists and curators insist on mounting exhibitions in ways that manipulate patrons as part of the "experience" without considering that aging eyes don't deal well with harsh light and that inducing nausea, tripping migraines or seizures isn't exactly conducive to art appreciation.

Video game production houses seem to miss this point as well.

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The Meadeasaurus

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