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Going to see tut in tronna at noon.

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heard from kat on facebook

Date: 2010-03-15 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] to-thine-own.livejournal.com
What is your take on the exhibit?

Re: heard from kat on facebook

Date: 2010-03-15 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eyebeams.livejournal.com
Not a lot of Tut! In fact, it looks to me like what there was was seriously strung along in the presentation. It's much less complete than the 70s exhibit K and I saw.

On the other hand, some of the *non*-Tut stuff was fantastic. It's like they don't know how to present it. It included the bust of Akhanaten that's in every textbook about him. It included a statue of the son of the Great Pyramid Pharaoh, Khufu -- 4500 years old, and I could see traces of the artisan's chisel still. Much of the work contradicted what K and I had been taught in art history. Many semi-representational pieces. Not unifacial perspective, as we were taught Old Kingdom Egypt did the art.

Oh, it begins with a *cheesy* intro by Harrison Ford, and a set of fake tomb doors in. The doors set off my D&D instincts. I wanted to listed at them and establish a party marching order.

We saw the current collections too. Lots of fun. Sick of the Group of Seven. Screw You Tom Thomson! Fuckin' jack pine!

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