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LIGHTBULBS

I went to the Huntington Library and saw the “Beautiful Science” Exhibit. They have a great display on Light which includes a neat display on the history of lightbulbs. I took some pictures to use as wallpaper on my phone. Here they are:

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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in adventure, art, geekery, outings, photography

 

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HUNTINGTON LIBRARY ART

I went to the Huntington Library and Garden again and saw some nice art. Here’s some of it:

I really liked the fabric pattern on this chair.

This hedgehog is for crocuses, or something like that

I love this light fixture, it’s so steampunk!

this wedgewood looks very modern, but it’s 150 years old!

Yes, it’s not art, but I liked the dragonfly

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in art, nature, photography

 

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A LIFETIME OF POLKADOTS

I was in Palm Springs last month and came across the Louis Vuitton store that had a window display by Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist who is obsessed with polkadots, repeating patterns, and intense colors. Here’s an example of the display with Yayoi Kusama in the middle (can you believe she’s in her 80’s?):

Unfortunately I can’t afford anything from the collaboration line between Vuitton and Kusama. I just wish I could have some of those polkadot tentacles from the window display!

Here is a retrospective video from the Tate museum that shows highlights from her work:

 

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2012 in art, fun, shopping

 

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THE CLOISTERS – GARDENS

There are some lovely gardens and inner courtyards at the Cloisters.

 

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in architecture, art, nature, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – RELIQUARIES

Here are some of the reliquaries at the Cloisters. A reliquary is a vessel that holds a body part of a dead saint or holy person! Medieval reliquaries often took the form of the body parts they were created to contain. Bust reliquaries for the skulls of saints were placed on or near altars and, by the late Middle Ages, were assembled in large numbers in some church sanctuaries. On particular feast days, such busts were carried in processions. (That info was on an info sign in the museum.)

This is one carved of bone.

This is the Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint. She looks very lovely. And a bit stoned, actually.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2012 in art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – GARGOYLES

Here are some cool gargoyles at the Cloisters. Sorry, some of them are blurry. No flashes allowed at the museum.

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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THE CLOISTERS – WINDOWS

Here are some of the many stained glass windows at the Cloisters.

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in architecture, art, photography

 

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