A couple weeks a friend and I went to the American Museum of Natural History. It was the first time in 17 years I was back there and I really enjoyed it. Now …I know that is going to be a question for some … “Wait…an Art Stroll there? But is it Art?” …Welllllllll….let’s think about it LOL
I loved the subway art when you get out of the subway station at the museum – lot’s of mosaics of different animals- here a beautiful bird.
Love the gorgeous windows …that would be a really cool stencil, don’t you think?
“The dioramas at the American Natural History Museum, when they were first built, were an opportunity for people to see a world that most didn’t get to travel to,”
I also think they are beautiful artistic interpretations of landscape painting.
The explanation about Japanese woodblock printing was amazing – I really enjoyed all the little displays about crafts and arts in different countries.
In Japanese tradition there is a recognition of a spiritual quality in all materials, which must not be negated. Therefore each wood block for the printing process is used from both sides for each stage in a progression of the print. The use of only one side would deny the wood its total efficacy.
I loved seeing the different stages of the print- for this art form. …or is it a craft form ….well…what do you think?
gorgeous pieces of hand made containers and dishes
and even drawings as explanations of certain pieces in the museum as well
Gorgeous sculptures – some of them actually not the real deal but remakes- but I would only know when reading the signs
and beautiful patterns
gorgeous pottery …anyone thinking of Picasso here? Why is his pottery art ..but this is craft?
gorgeous earrings …well ….maybe a bit tough to wear for me …but look at the inlay!
These two llamas were some of my favorites!
It was different and fascinating …and I know it is for some a far fetch to call some of the pieces art …but hey …it is an interesting ongoing question and if it is inspiring to me – then there you go…it is an art stroll. That’s all that counts…for me on my blog anyway – LOL – but what do you think?