Saturday, 31 July 2010
We had a nice little trip yesterday to an Arts Centre kindly funded by the profits of our supermarket purchases and the collection fever of the main man [and his wife
The main attraction was some textiles by Henry Moore
But mostly I enjoyed revisiting the permanent exhibition and probably taking the same photos again. But then we went downstairs to the Unearthed exhibition. Little clay figures made up to 5000 years ago.
The curator had arranged for a local artist Sue Maufe to give each entrant a little tiny clay figure, made by her and her elves.
We were supposed to break them as archaeologists had found so many broken shards they came to believe that this was the custom of the time, perhaps for luck.
Nobody in my hearing agreed to kill their little friend and mine is now watching me type.
It was good to feed the brain and imagination.
I heard the phrase today be pessimistic of intellect and optimistic of will.
That sounds reasonable.
Went to local museum/gallery where various "names" had been asked to paint deckchairs for some reason and for charity.
Your actual artists and illustrators did better than authors and actors in the main.
They scattered some round the museum rooms, mixed with local history and lined some up in the gallery, in front of the Gainsborough's and Constables who may or may not have been affronted.
They will be auctioned off in the fullness of time. Not sure what one does with your purchase, can't really sit on it and it will look a bit odd hung on the wall.