Two-4-Tuesday (HEAD ART & Museum Chairs)

TIME FOR A TWO-4-TUESDAY POST

Here are two untiled heads from the the VMFA (April 2019). 

Untitled, 1995 by Martin Puryear (mesh over wire). This is a new piece on display. 
Untitled, c. 1980’s by Dumile Feni (posthumous cast – silicon bronze). At the VMFA they have a cool Afircan exhibit. The outer area has current works from African artists and then it leads to an area with an assortment of ancient pieces from all around Africa. This head has been on display for a while and it is pretty inspiring to see it the way they set this up in the hall and leading into the other section.

 

Art and some more chairs from the Museum (for Pull up a Seat #16)

I think the chair, table, and art were combined well – and Ana, this is the painting that reminded me of your post.

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This comic made me smile, joining in with Trent’s weekly smile

Oh the pure joy in life when we find someone we can laugh with. Makes life twice as nice (had to say it that way for a Twos-day post)

P R I O R H O U S E   B L O G

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44 thoughts on “Two-4-Tuesday (HEAD ART & Museum Chairs)

  1. Oh, I do love that New Yorker cartoon. I find that many chairs on display in museums serve to underscore how much heavier we all are as a society. I cannot imagine comfortably sitting on them. But nice photos, of course.

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    1. I agree – and I think you (or someone) shared how many of the museum chairs are not that comfy –
      And think some chairs are very cultural – and these both were made for that “big dress wearing and don’t lean on the back of the chair ” Victorian culture (not my taste in decor or chairs)
      And also – older homes show how much shorter people were one hundred years ago – ….

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    1. Hi D – and I can totally see how the mesh head looks creepy. But I think in the museum it fits better with the other pieces. They have a Nick Cave suit near it (in teal and silver and sparkle) and it adds nice contrast – there are also a lot of abstracts in the same room and so I think this is one that the setting helps enhance. And – the fabric looks cool in person – has other colors in the mesh and light comes through –
      🙂

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  2. I haven’t been spending enough time in museums lately… Need more art. Laughter is very important in a relationship, even between cats and dogs (In our house, it is the two males (dog and cat) that get along the best -the females (two cats and a dog) don’t get along and the cat females aren’t too sure about the male dog, though he whines at them because he wants attention.))

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    1. music indeed! And immune system boosting!
      and I think yiu are right – the comic is the highlight here. And ya know, I like to do two comics if I add them into a Tuesday post – but that comic was enough on its own (double good) so I think I really liked it too

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    1. Hahaha – when you put it like that I laughed and kind of get spooked out !
      And I do think these pieces look better on display / the light goes through the mesh head and you can see colors – and it feels abstract and goes well with the pieces around it – goes very well
      And also
      The Dumile head was shown to me the first time by a docent who loved e piece and told a gripping story – and she made me like it – it was her fault! Ha

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      1. That is so true Yvette – the New Yorker cartoons are always timeless. My boss has collected them for years. He used to go to a local college (College for Creative Studies at Wayne State University) and ask students if they would draw a similar cartoon, colorize it and he’d pay them, then get it framed. He is a labor attorney and has cartoons all over the office.

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  3. African heads are always much intriguing! The shapes are amazing.
    What I thought after reading your comment about the dolls,
    was that I wonder if artists think outside the box from the beginning of their life. This is why my mother unfortunately failed to understand me most of the time. She saved and saved till she could buy me a big doll, and …I never played with it.

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    1. Hi – sorry for the late reply – and that was an interesting thought – about thinking outside the box – so many factors st play- eh?
      🙃🙏

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  4. Love the New Yorker cartoon! Love it!
    I also really admire the intricate carving on the furniture and the repetition of the fabric, the prints mimicking the details in the wood. Love looking at them, can’t imagine sitting upon them.

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    1. Nice detail to point out there Jody – they are in harmony and I just noticed that after what you wrote – and maybe that is why I sorta liked the green one so much – a sense of harmony
      And also – not for me to sit on (want to wipe those old things down with some sanitizer) and morn my style at home either – ha

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