Day at the Museum


 

“Can you untie my hands please?” asks a man pressed against a wall by a ladder. We barf incoherent apologies and walk on.

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Orpheus Bound by Varujan Boghosian

Only to be stopped by another voice coming from a lady in white. “What you did there was not great. You know we are watching, don’t you?…”

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Mademoiselle Pogany [III] by Constantin Brancusi
“…your every move, all the time.”

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The Evil Eye by Enrico Donati

And just when we wonder how we can hear them all, we see this.

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So we walk up to Picasso in the hope of having a hearty conversation and sharing some laughs. But he continues to stare listlessly at no one in particular. He refuses to talk.

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Self-Portrait with Palette by Pablo Ruiz y Picasso

So does the little ballet dancer.

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Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

And Lady Eden.

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Portrait of Lady Eden by John Singer Sargent

Some see us approach and turn their backs.

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To the Universe by Rockwell Kent

Some others just bluntly ask us to go away.

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Pythian Sibyl by Marcello

The toddlers scurry away in fear.

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The Source of Life By Leon Frederic

Some simply start bawling.

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Boy with a rooster by Adriano Cecioni

At this point, the golden girl Diana is almost tempted to release her bow.

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Diana by Augustus Saint Gaudens

So we seek refuge in the company of Andy Warhol’s Joseph Bueys, who seems to be the only one with kind eyes.

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Joseph Bueys by Andy Warhol

Maybe the trick is to see the artworks through a new pair of lens, his look suggests.

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Probably then, the art shall reveal some mystic truths.

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You might be welcomed with a dance.

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Tambourine Dancer I by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Some music.

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Sonata by Marcel Duchamp

And a vase of flowers.

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Sunflowers by Vincent Willem van Gogh

Served fish.

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And cigar.

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Dreams by Varujan Boghosian

And who knows, you might even be able to strike a conversation.

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Boy with Toy Soldiers by Antonio Mancini

With those who seem as keen to talk to you as you are to see them.

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Portrait of Madame Renoir by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. equinoxio21 says:

    A lovely selection. Thank you. I thought this could be the Met. But no. A good reason to back to Philly. 🙂

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    1. Philly Museum does have a striking collection, and an amazing architecture. There was also a sculpture garden set outside the main building. It was quite something. I am glad that the post had you think about visiting Philly again 🙂

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      1. equinoxio21 says:

        Preferably in the summer. My one and only night in Philly was in November a few years back. Cooooold. 🙂

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        1. Haha, I can imagine. Summer is not too far.

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