Saturday, March 02, 2013


Last night was double and a half date night.

710 and myself.  Our friends Tom and Sal.  And our friends Laura and Steve.   Well.....Laura.  Steven couldn't make it.

Dinner and the opening of a new exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art:   the Last Days of Pompeii.... Decadence. Apocalypse. Resurrection.

The artwork was incredible. At least some of it.

The title image is a Warhol - and he did a few of them. But most of the work was pre-1900, but most much earlier than that.  Only a few pieces were 20th century - Warhol, the César, who did this great piece

Done post-Holocaust, the welding makes the woman frozen in time, just like Pompeii.

Oh, and the Rothkos.  How I loved the Rothkos.

Done for the Four Seasons in NYC, they were never delivered - as he didn't want them where rich people would eat.  They are from his Red series and were meant to be indicative of Pompeii and Vesuvius.

But there were two different paintings called the Excavation of Pompeii.  I liked both, but mostly the second one.

....and of course, there the paintings that 710 called Mt. Doom, but in my mind, many of them were more like from a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

...and afterwards (and during) there were cocktails and dancing, though no one actually danced to the two DJs knowns as...........wait for it........Teengirl Fantasy ( were guy djs).

It was odd, everyone was under 30 or at 50 and up - but no one in between (well, except me).  Still it was a fun and different night out and a good turnout and event for Cleveland arts community.

Song by: the B-52's


cb said...

To me, Rothko just looks like Batik wall hangings. But that's just me.

Cool mixed exhibit tho.

Ur-spo said...

i enjoy watching art exhibit patrons almost as much as the exhibits sometimes.

Erik Rubright said...

I really like the welded sculpture. All it needs is some internal glowing LEDs.