Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Way back when, in the beginnings of RMH, I did a post dealing with my personal (& in most cases private) method for breaking through a creative impasse. It involved using art that I found interesting, usually traditional Asian pieces & then doing my own versions ~ not copies per se, more like meditations. At the time several readers asked to see the original to make a comparison but it was from a book that was too large to fit on my scanner & I couldn't find a decent example on line example.
I have since found one.
It's from The Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
"When museums are built these days, architects, directors, and trustees seem most concerned about social space: places to have parties, eat dinner, wine-and-dine donors. Sure, these are important these days — museums have to bring in money — but they gobble up space and push the art itself far away from the entrance. In fact, one measure of good museum design is how long it takes you to get from the front door to the permanent collection. In Paris, the glass pyramid at the Louvre means it takes a half-hour to get to the art, if you can find it at all. At the Met, on the other hand, you step inside, turn right, walk a few feet, and you’re in Egypt. Turn left, walk the same distance, and you’re in Greece. You’re carried away into the group mind and the continuum of history within one minute. Ideal."