Art: The Magic

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Twyla Thorpe

For me, looking at art is running away, enjoying the magic of another’s creative reality. A few days ago I went to Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts for an exhibit of sculpture by Ron Mueck.  To say the least, I was blown away.

He is called a hyperrealist sculptor, and it is easy to see why.  No detail is left to the imagination.

Using resin, silicone, fiberglass and other materials he creates human forms that portray life through its various stages: birth,

middle age,

elderly.

Not always are the figures true to scale.  They may be larger 

or smaller giving one the idea that size reflects the enormity of the event represented.

It is said that some of Mueck’s images reflect Christian imagery 

while others draw on the perfection of Renaissance painting.

Whatever the influences, Mueck’s sculptures demand attention. Like them or not, one cannot help but appreciate the artist’s attention to detail and the time such must require.

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Art of a Different Kind

IMG_6219As much as I enjoyed the art cars, the ones in the Sculpted Steel exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston were of a totally different ilk.

IMG_6225I have a thing for beautiful old cars so these  from the Art Deco era made my heart beat fast.

IMG_6206Manufactured from 1929-1940, these vehicles are  extraordinary.

IMG_6208Some were prototypes, too expensive to manufacture

IMG_6195while others were made in very limited edition.

IMG_6215At one time I had a LeBaron convertible, so it was impossible not to imagine this Chrysler Thunderbolt as its forerunner.

IMG_6201If I could choose just one car, I think it would be this one.

How funky are the lines, how fun the look!  I can just see myself behind the wheel, in my tennis skirt no less.

IMG_6193While I’m not a motorcycle buff,

IMG_6223these models were pretty cool, maybe the kind a character in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel would ride.

Asked if this exhibit had been a popular one, you guess right if you think it was a homerun!  I haven’t quit thinking about it and imagining myself in anyone of the cars which are true pieces of art.  I’m thinking you’d love it, too.

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