Tuesday, July 18, 2006

a good day to be art

On Sunday, I went to the Royal Ontario Museum with a friend who was visiting Toronto. I try to be a tourist in my own city once in a while... I find it makes me stop taking my surroundings for granted.

It had been years since I had been to the ROM. There are extensive exhibits of art and artifacts from China, Japan, and Korea. They made me want to live more simply and drink green tea.

In the Déco Lalique exhibition, this piece caught my eye:

It's the "Martigues" charger with a beautiful fish design... its peacefulness seemed right at home, upstairs from the Buddha statues and Japanese tea sets.





artist: René Lalique




It was brutally hot on Sunday, so I welcomed the chance to be in a cool, dry place. It occurred to me that art gets to be in better air than a lot of people get to breathe.

And for a different take on things with Korean heritage, I finished off the night by re-watching Notorious C.H.O. featuring my hero, Margaret Cho.

16 comments:

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

The art has better lighting too!

Cheers, d

Jason said...

That just looks like stupid fucking glass.

Kunstemæcker said...

as they say in Spain: berry berry naice.

indygirl said...

I like the lil glass.

Salem said...

I like the stupid fucking glass.

Normlr said...

Haven't seen Notorious C.H.O. but do have the mp3's. It's pretty good, but I'm the One That I Want is still my favourite by far.

I like the stupid fucking glass too.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I think someone is grumpy today -- AG is looking at Jason.

Salem, that was so funny!

I went to the AGO when I was there last. What a nice museum. Hope to see more of your museums.

your judgemental aunt said...

you should steal it and make it into a fancy belt buckle. Then you could wear it at Fly.

Natasha said...

I like the fucking glass too.

Completely off topic, but FYI:
To the right of Monkey Island, off in the distance, a forest fire rages, red sky and billowing smoke.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Why does he have to steal it YJA? Be a love and get it for your friend. It would make a lovely holiday gift...

your judgemental aunt said...

He should buy me stuff...he's older

Timmy said...

I thought I was your hero. :-(

St. Dickeybird said...

Speaking of tourism at home, those topless double decker bus tours are surprisingly good for a Sunday Hangover. And they're half price if you have ID saying you live in TO.

ps. Cho is brilliant.

your judgemental aunt said...

Tim you were his hero until he saw those love handles today.
Sorry :(

madamerouge said...

dickey, I'd be hospitalized with sunstroke after a tour like that

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don't worry, Tim. a) I don't think you have love handles; b) you're still my hero (for getting a date even after projectile vomiting in someone's presence

Jason said...

I like that idea of the double decker bus thing.