Wonderful piece of art at the Los Angeles Museum of Art; a golden double disc with what always appears to be a pyramid focused city among the central breaks.
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This stone idol, depicting the Sun and Quetzalcoatl, was the gateway to the LACMA exhibit Children of the Plumed Serpent. The exhibition examined the art and material objects of late pre-Columbian and early colonial societies across Mexico to explore Quetzalcoatl’s role as founder and benefactor of the Nahua-, Mixtec-, and Zapotec-dominated kingdoms of southern Mexico. This piece in particular has the Plumed Serpent coiled about yet rising from the Sun…
This mosaic shield was part of the LACMA exhibit, Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico. Personally, the mosaic spoke to me, due to the intricate nature of the tiles which were made of turquoise and placed on wood using gum- and which has held together for nearly a thousand years.
Truly, this is a beautiful piece of ancient art which highlights the richness of Mayan culture.
In remembrance of the great man, Nelson Mandela, a selection of African art- showing the fragility of life…
This photograph is of the LACMA installation Congo: Shadow of the Shadow (2005) by the Luba artist Aimé Mpane has been borrowed from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art. A male figure formed from 4,652 matchsticks expresses the paradoxes of human fragility and strength as light plays against shadow, substance against ethereality. Shadow of a Shadow offers a gripping commentary about how power was co-opted and re-configured by King Leopold’s possession (1885–1908) and then Belgian colonial rule of the Congo (1908–1960). The resilience and courage of Congolese people are expressed by Mpane’s installation, and the brilliance of contemporary Congolese artists offers an important lens into present perspectives on the past.
As you drive along Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles, along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile region, you can see the largest piece of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. This is a photograph showing the front of it, which faced West Berlin. Large portraits of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan are the most noticeable artwork, but there is a wealth of modern art alone the stone face of this monument to division, and then, breaking free.
As the Berlin Wall was torn town in mid-November of 1989, a brief glimpse of it seem appropo.