Sunday, November 18, 2018

Escher

I know nothing about the Dutch artist M. C. Escher but I do like the running man and running woman outside the National Gallery of Victoria promoting an exhibition of his work in collaboration with the Japanese design studio nendo.




The colour is bit off in this video but I thought I would put it up as the girl running behind the woman running is a bit funny.


The figures run, as far as I know, twenty four hours a day, non stop. Such energy!






25 comments:

  1. Hi Andrew....I've had so much reading to catch up on, on your blog! Extraneous activities beyond my control took over, and stole time from me...and the internet!!

    Your posts on your South African trip have been quite marvellous. Coincidentally, the weather crew on ch. 7's "Sunrise" were broadcasting from Capetown last week.

    I hope the coming week treats you kindly. :)

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    1. Lee, external matters can be so bothersome. Thanks for your compliments. Someone did tell me about Sunrise. I can't watch tv at that time, but I would rather have liked to see where they were.

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    2. I don't actually sit and watch TV at that time, Andrew....it is just playing quietly in the background as I go about doing other things...and if something that interests grabs my attention...I allow it to do so.

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    3. Lee, for not one moment did I imagine you blobbed in front of the television at 7.30am.

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  2. Energy?
    I remember that.
    Just about.

    Now I get my exercise walking from one painting to the next inside the gallery. Or in the outdoor coffee tram.

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    1. Hels, I am sure you don't want a lecture from me about exercise, especially as I practice poorly what I preach......but.

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  3. I've never heard of Escher. So I just went and viewed some of his works. Amazing!

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    1. Maribeth, I think the exhibition is free, so I expect we will see it and I won't look online before we visit.

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  4. I adore Escher's work. My father introduced me to his art when I was very young. Years back I gave himself some t-shirts with some of Escher's better known pieces. Those t-shirts were worn to death and we are both sorry I haven't been able to replace them.

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    1. EC, I am feeling quite ignorant now. It sounds like I may know his work without knowing his name.

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  5. I love that waterwall, had a giggle at the man in the white hat who noticed your camera and ducked his head.
    I haven't known about the running man and woman before, I like them.

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    1. River, I didn't notice the man in video, but yes, he drops his head so his hat brim hides his face. Running man and woman are temporary for an exhibition. I like them too.

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  6. The running man is running on stubs looks like, no feet. The fish tank look is mesmerizing.

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    1. Strayer, good to see an amputee running, hey. Yes, the fish tank is mesmerising.

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  7. As a teenager, Escher was a favourite of mine.

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    1. James, yes, I am very ignorant. I wonder why.

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  8. Not much on history of art. I have to wonder how many Dutch painters they are I know of Rembrant and Vangogh.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, we have lots of Dutch painters works in our galleries.

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  9. Escher has always been a hero. He was one of those big names at Art College that you simply HAD to mention at least once a day!

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    1. Cro, yes and thanks. I kind of understand now.

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  10. That's all very interesting how that is done.

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    1. Margaret, we live in very exciting times with things like that, and lighting.

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  11. I have long admired Escher's work and even have a big book of his drawings. You should definitely check this exhibition out!

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  12. You will have to go Andrew, Escher's work is fascinating. The last video made me smile, people walking by, taking no notice of swimming fish through a waterfall ☺

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