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Botero

“Man needs music, literature, and painting – all those oases of perfection that make up art – to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life.” – Fernando Botero Born in 1932 in Medellín, Colombia, Botero is one of the… Continue Reading →

Fotografiska

I tend to avoid galleries. Not because I don’t like art or photography. It’s because I like to pause and reflect. I like to think and analyze. I like to sit and stare at the work and try to put… Continue Reading →

Michael Meschke’s Marionettes

I stumbled upon Michael Meschke by surprise… wonderfully so… and when I read that Meschke’s work was on display at the Stadsmuseum, it was a very pleasant surprise. Meschke’s puppets are haunting and full of character; I can’t even find… Continue Reading →

IF VI WAS IX: Roots and Branches

This sculpture is composed of nearly 700 instruments. Forty are custom-made, computer-controlled self-playing guitars, which perform a series of Trimpin’s compositions expressive of the roots of American popular music (jazz, blues, country, folk and rock). One of the first things… Continue Reading →

Maternal Affection, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Photography in the Fitzwilliam is prohibited everywhere except in the main hall. This was a bummer until I discovered that one of my favourite statues is in the main hall: Maternal Affection by Edward Hodges Baily. The statue is white… Continue Reading →

Art by Joseph

A metal man on a bicycle part horses, a fox that appeared to be protecting his corner by the river, a small pink metal elephant that we found in a field… there’s a bit of Steampunk in the Art by… Continue Reading →

Kimble Art Museum

The second (and highly anticipated) stop in Fort Worth was the Kimble Art Museum. Constructed between 1969 and 1972 by Louis I. Kahn, the original idea came from Kay Kimbell and his wife Velma Fuller Kimbell. The building is renowned… Continue Reading →

Museum of Modern Art

The first stop in Fort Worth was the Museum of Modern Art (a.k.a. the Modern). The Modern is a relatively new addition to the listing of museums and galleries found in Fort Worth. It was built in 2002 and designed… Continue Reading →

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

After lunch, I pressed on to the Baltic to see the Antony Gormley display. In a previous post I mentioned the Angel of the North, this is a well known piece of Antony’s and the Baltic contained many more selections… Continue Reading →

Art Gallery, the Tube and an Internet Cafe

After the crypt we went to the National Gallery, which was very packed and very hot. We got lost in the 1700-1900 wing; a wing that has a high wow factor. You could spend days just wandering around and years… Continue Reading →

Artist Homes: Ramsey

On March 29, 2003 I went on a tour of artist homes and studios in Calgary. Sponsored by the Triangle Gallery, it gave me the opportunity to see inside many abodes that I have often admired from the sidewalk. This… Continue Reading →

Artist Homes: Mount Pleasant

On March 29, 2003 I went on a tour of artist homes and studios in Calgary. Sponsored by the Triangle Gallery, it gave me the opportunity to see inside many abodes that I have often admired from the sidewalk. This… Continue Reading →

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