Friday, 11 July 2008

Drawin' @ The Met

So I think I'm going to go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art on a semi-regular basis and draw paintings, sculptures, tourists, whatever.

I went to go see the Superheroes fashion exhibit which is a complete waste of time (well, 90%). Let me give you an anecdote that sums up the entire show: At the end are a line of famous comics presented behind glass. Before you look at them, there's a little intro about how "comics weren't respected as art," "it's not appreciated" etc., etc. Well, with these beautiful Ditkos, Kanes and Kirbys on display; NO CREDIT IS GIVEN TO ANY ARTIST. I guess the curator (Giorgio Armani, if you're wondering) has as much respect for comics as someone who throws them away.

This exhibit does nothing to educate, provoke, promote, inspire or entertain. Some of the costumes are cool to look at, but with no information about what or why they are there, it makes you want to steal them and bring them to a comics shop where you know kids will get excited about them...

Any way... here's a drawing I did of a pretty famous statue by Gaston Lachaise


Liz Baillie said...

Dude let me know next time you go draw at the Met, I haven't been in forever. I would love to go again. Spending an entire day at the Met and just getting lost in the rooms upon rooms there is one of my favorite things to do in NYC on the cheap.

Kate Taylor said...

I agree whole-heartedly. That exhibit was wicked bogus. Good thing I only pay a dollar ever at the Met. Danny and I went home and read Sandman and Ex Machina to feel better after.

Thanks for checking it out!

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