Friday, November 26, 2010
Currently Washington D.C. has the first ever Arcimboldo exhbit in the U.S. at the National Gallery, one of my favorite museums.
We drove past the White House, where Obama was nursing his stitches. The exhibit was great. My favorite was "Water" (right).
You can see the crab that makes the breast, the ray that is a cheek, and my favorite, the baby seal that comprises the forehead (so cute). These depictions were definitive of the era's concern with natural wonders, or wunderkammer.
There was also an exhibit of all the works acquired by stock broker Chester Dale. At the end of a large collections of Picassos, Matisses, Renoirs, Monets, Manets, and tons more was a portrait of the man done by Dali.
post postmodernism will remember last century.