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Gallery art

26 Jun

Hello there. It’s a crisp early winter day in the small town in New Zealand that endures me. Keep it up folks! It’s nice here. Something that struck me while I was cruising on my cycle in Europe last year was the way art galleries do art in displaying their art. Sometimes this is just a special breed of interior design, but other times it’s as creative as the art on display. Here is a good example, from the gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden:

 

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The juxtaposition of the contemporary sculpture, which is ah “ambiguously resonant” and the much older quasi-preRaphaelite landscape is pretty cool, according to me. Well done curators!

Here is another that really struck me, in the fabulous Albertinum in Dresden:

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The lighting is terrific isn’t it? Shadows from both directions.

There are other ways of doing art while showing it. Here is a nice composition of cabinet, door and lighting in the Bremerhaven, Germany gallery:

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The Eisenach museum/gallery in Thuringia combines history and art. The district is a centre for outdoor joy, near the longest foot trail in Germany. A collection of combination walking sticks and seats hangs from the ceiling:

 

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The Eisenach gallery has a lot of rooms offering photo opportunities like this one:

 

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There is a great range of fittings in all museums and galleries of course that – well, fit. . .radiators and grills:

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Fire extinguisher!

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Cabinet arrangement:

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The seats below are in the foyer of a gallery in Herford, Germany, designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed the famous gallery in Bilbao, Spain.

 

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The building itself shows the Gehry style:

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The Albertinum in Dresden is one of my favourites. It is so clever! Here is a paper towel dispenser in the men’s room, with “paper towels” written above in six languages:

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It made me laugh, though I guess you couldn’t really say it wasn’t naively sincere. But I don’t think so.

Here is Rodin’s “Dumper” in the Albertinum sculpture hall:

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And the view of the loo. The lighting is beautiful here.

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Also in Dresden the reconstucted Residenzschloss, where the big cheeses hung out before German unification in 1870 or so, has a special gallery for works on paper. They are sensitive to light so there are windows to control it, one looking over the courtyard with its wonderful enclosing roof:

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And in the cellar, the men’s room, wedged in among rocks of the ages.

That’s it, beautiful humans! Thanks for having a look. There are some more serious posts to come, or I hope so. Hope too your lives are just exactly as you would want them to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on June 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “Gallery art

  1. Joleene Naylor

    June 27, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Some good and interesting shots here! But then I always enjoy your view of the world 🙂

     
  2. Steve Evans

    June 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Thanks Jo. Sometimes I think I put up pretty poor photos because of the subject, and a few of these are like that. But others are fine. My plan, insofar as I have a plan, is to do some more with better shots. There are some!

     

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