When we were in Paris, the Pompidou had a Le Corbosier exhibit. One of the things he was big on was the Modulor. Basically it’s some golden ratio driven hooey about how much space a person takes up. Disturbingly, many of his renderings of this concept feature lumpy crab-human hybrids in psychadellic compositions.
This was on display at the MOCAK contemporary art museum in Krakow. Apparently it was done with cooperation from Lego.
The holocaust is such a hard thing to understand on a personal level; the scale is just too big. Different approaches can help make the problem relatable for different people. The combination of mass produced children’s toys and assembly-line genocide was surprisingly powerful to me.
Tiara and I love Bosch; he’s some weird psychedelic dutch guy from the 1400s that was making paintings of lizardmen and fish knights when everyone else was drawing nobles in furs or windmills. Dali definitely owes a debt to Bosch, as do other recent surrealist things (e.g. the Codex Seraphinianus).
While in Berlin we visited the must-see museums (Pergamon, Neues Museum, and the surprisingly unpopular Gemäldegalerie), but one of the strangest and most interesting museums we visited was the Design Panoptikum. The Panoptikum is a private museum operated and curated by the surrealist artist Vlad Korneev. Vlad is a primarily a photographer, and one part of the museum displayed some of his works:
Nice is pretty much French Miami, which turned out to be a nice (Nice!) place to spend a few days. I think you can see both France and Florida in the architecture:
Here’s a computer generated artwork from one of our trip photos: