Saturday, May 28, 2011

What you can miss if you don't look up!

There are whimsical figures painted on the walls and ceiling of the rotunda of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, but in the straight-ahead world of the museum visitor, the term "ever forward" seems to be more operative than the desire to "look up."

I found this violin-playing dolphin-riding figure,

and this odd encounter between a sphinx and a winged female character.

Before leaving the museum we had a chance to compare modern female figure icons on one of the women's room doors,

and after seeing Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams (a film about cave paintings) at the Coolidge Corner Theater), we looked up to find this piece of artifactual signage (my own term, coined just for this post) on a Brookline side street.

It was a grand day!

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