Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Bob and I found the San Antonio Art Museum today - free after 4:00 on Tuesdays and with a wonderful docent led tour of wide ranging exhibits from Egyptian through psychodelic - with surprisingly good Roman sculptures, beautiful Irish silver, and a wonderful collection of Latin American Art from preColumbian through colonial period to contemporary. My mind is spinning with images from art across time and space. My personal favorite piece today was a tiny (she would fit in the palm of my hand) Greek sculpture of a Mynad, every fiber of her tiny body caught in the spirit of dance. I was also impressed by a ceiling area, light shining through it, all done in glorious glowing glass in every color - not flat like stained glass windows but layered in three dimensions - looked like a magnificent coral reef - glorious! A funny item was an original Andy Warhol Campbells Soup painting (Split Pea)/ I've seen so many references to the sooup can paintings in books, it made me laugh to actually see one. We humans have surely made all kinds of things in the pursuit of truth, beauty, profit, and a good laugh.