Roy and I took a day trip to LACMA with Mandy and Paul yesterday. I have a huge love of art. I don't usually know what certain pieces of art mean, but I usually judge them based largely on how they make me feel and how well I (amateur art critic) think they're executed.
LACMA is an amazing museum. I don't think we even got to see the whole museum. There was a lot of art to absorb, and I distinctly remember sitting down in one of the rooms and thinking about what a huge world we live in. It is truly amazing how much history is contained in art. And it is also just mind-blowing how much there is to learn. Before yesterday, I had never even contemplated anything about ancient Iran, much less its art. But that was the part of the museum that captivated me most, and I can't even really explain why.
Here are some of my favorite pieces:
"Owl Chimera" by Jean Desire Ringel d'Illzach.
"Souis Bois" by Paul Cezanne.
I have no idea who did this one, and who cares? What really matters is that I had the awesome opportunity to say, "One ring to rule them all."
This is called an "aquamanile," which was used in ancient times to hold water for washing hands.
A trip to a museum is pointless without at least a little Surrealism! "Untitled" by Reuben Kadish.
Our companions for the day.
Mandy is so buff that she can hold a Japanese princess with just the palm of her hand.
And she can hold up a gigantic smiley face too. I really want to be her.