Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A curious hole

Doing some virtual viewing of art exhibits tonight. MoMA has a great website where you can view a number of the exhibits online.

One of the shows you can see, titled Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, features the unusual. Here’s what MoMA says about it:

Wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects. The works on display include prints, books, multiples, drawings, and photographs, with subjects ranging from architectural marvels and blueprints for impossible machines to oddities from the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds.”

Another great online show is Van Gogh and The Colors of the Night. I’ve always loved night photos, night paintings, and some of my favorites, like The Starry Night, and The Starry Night over the Rhone, are in this exhibit.

Surfing over to The Met you can see The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design without End. The patterns seem to dance to colorful rhythms that aren't heard -- but felt in the heart.

Just a few ways to feed the curious…

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It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day.
~ Vincent Van Gogh



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