spiderplanet: (Crypt Howler)
spiderplanet ([personal profile] spiderplanet) wrote2016-08-25 08:39 pm

More museum pictures

Next, we go inside the museum! These are out of order from when we saw them, but it's okay.

First, and most importantly, I have a new Userpic. See if you can find it.

This awesome crocodile hat is wearing a hat! It's so meta!

This one isn't philosophically mind-blowing, but I still like it. Her head is a globe.

Here is a bench.

While the museum description did not say so, I'm pretty sure this is a bench that the artist wanted to be modified over time by the people who used it. The stone is polished only on some of the surface, and the porous parts of the rock are left exposed for people to touch. Of course, it's art, and art does not change over time or it will become less valuable.

The British Pottery Dog of Disapproval disapproves of benches for lounging.

Here is Diane looking at a painting.  I didn't take a picture of the placard, so I don't remember what this was about.

Here's Aaron, looking at a painting that I also didn't take a picture of the placard for, but since all of the straight outer lines are exactly 3/4" wide, I'm pretty sure the artist was trying to convey the significance of the width of a masking tape roll.

In the afterlife, there may be menial tasks. These dolls (ushebtis) will do those menial tasks, and the big ones will supervise the little ones.  Supervision is a menial task, but a big important one.

These ushebtis were not made by the person that they were buried with, and they are identifiably made by at least four different groups of workers. So, there was a task to create dolls to do a task. Thousands of years later, the museum worker(s) who designed and arranged the display is/are not named, just like the creators of the dolls, and a wealthy person's name is on the outside of the building.

If a person does a Google search for "ushebtis," one will find out more about the practice, and see some better pictures of this artistically arranged display.

And a modern sculpture again...

Ken said that this sculpture was very sexual.

The British Pottery Dog of Disapproval disapproves of vulgar statues.

That's all for this post!