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Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

Genius is often…

Genius is often touched by madness. That’s what makes it fun!

Frankie, “Bunheads”

Everywhere, The Glint of Gold

Visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art the other day, and saw a very rare photo – of a woman in an asylum. So many of those records and artifacts have been lost in fires or just tossed out. It was an amazing experience.

I bought a gift shop book called “When Art Really Works,” by Andy Pankhurst and Lucinda Hawksley, which fits perfectly in my bag and has the most beautiful brief descriptions. I bought it because of Howard Carter‘s remark after walking into Tutankhamun’s tomb:

“…as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist: strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere, the glint of gold.”

It left me breathless.

 

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