Art Talk Tuesday
Barbary lions are extinct in the wild but can still be seen in zoos. There is also speculation that the Arab mannequin may have actually been a real person (taxidermy) when it was originally created.
I just had to share that bit of odd museum history.
What I went to see at the Museum of Art was "Japan is the Key;" Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920. Yes! Japanese woodblock prints and carved ivories. I hope you are not tired of hearing about woodblock prints, because I'm not! (grin)
First I'd like to share a short clip from the Carnegie Museum of Art. This ivory eagle is a wonder of the world. It truly is a marvel. Photos of woodblock prints, also from the Art Museum website, follow.
( Picture taking is not allowed in the Carnegie Museum of Art so I had to rely on their website for photos)
"Japan is the key to the orient." -- H.J. Heinz
Hiroshige Ando - New Year's Eve Foxfire at Nettle Tree 1856-1859
(My favorite in the show!)
Sadanobu Hasegawa, The Actor Onoe Kikugoro III as the Spirit of the Courtesan Yonakishii, 1841.
Katsuskika Hokusai, South Wind, Clear Dawn, 1830-1832.
I hope you enjoyed this short trip to the museum!
What museums have you visited lately?