Tuesday, January 31, 2012

There Must Always Be A Cave Of Cool









Because at times it can be a wonderful world.

15 comments:

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh yes it can.
xoRobyn

Unknown said...

Elizabeth Olsen has a new film coming. Check it out:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/silenthouse/

Belle said...

Lovely, really lovely.

Sarah said...

I want the mushrooms from the last one!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the sculpture of the Goddess Diana/Artemis -- it's so dynamic and fluid!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Goddess of the Hunt - I love those kinds of sculptures in a large foyer - to impress the little people when they enter my domicile.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Paul Manship's Diana. Its one of my favorite sculptures. So swift, so dynamic. Kinda wish they made a mini-figure that I could keep on my desk in between my maquettes of Hellboy and The Gillman.

I actually got to see it in person during its stay at the Columbus Museum of Art. It was in a sculpture garden surrounded by a big brick wall. Curiously the wall itself was funded by money made by auctioning off original Norman Rockwell paintings. You know, Norman Rockwell, the artist who once famously said "Art should not be caged, but open for all the people." Irony. I love it!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I so want to go to New York for a week just so I can visit museums like The Met. I am starved for a little bit of culture. I have even been chasing down virtual museum tours online. The British Museum does a great job at that.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hey thanks, Eric! I didn't know who the sculptor was. You are lucky to have seen it in person!

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Well Kal I'm currently working on applying for a job as a museum curator's assistant. Maybe if I get the job I can have enough culture for both of us.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Paul Manship also sculpted the famous "Prometheus" sculpture that sits in front of Rockefeller Center's ice rink. Just a little triva to impress your friends with if you ever do go to New York to see the artsy sights.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Is it a haunted museum, Erik? Where the displays come to life at night.

I onced loved a girl who was a museum cruator and I took full advantage of her friendship by going through the back rooms at night.

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

Exhibits come to life? I wish. Theres an exhibit that just came to town on movie memorabilia and I would want in on that action!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

What kind of movie memorabilia are you talking about?

Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

The exhibit is listed as:

OUT OF THIS WORLD:
Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television

Original costumes from some of the most popular films and television shows of all time: from Star Wars to Blade Runner, The Terminator to Star Trek, and Raiders of the Lost Ark to The Wizard of Oz. Discover how costume design incorporates color, style, scale, materials, historical traditions and cultural cues to help performers and audiences engage with the characters portrayed on the screen.

Photos on the museum site also include props and costumes from Batman, Tron and Enemy Mine.

I'm lanning to go and visit on a day when they're not busy. I'm curious of photography is permitted. I imagine most of it will be behind glass cases of some kind so I can't imagine a problem, but then again photography was prohibited in the Egyptian exhibit last year and those were all replicas, so I did some sketches instead. Problem is admission is pricey so I really have to make a day of it if I want to draw. We'll see soon enough I suppose.