| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:17 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Chihuly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:16 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 5195
Location: Gallifrey
GO SEE IT! It was sooooo awesome! http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/chihuly

Let me know if you do see it and what you thought of it. The ceiling was definitely my favorite.

eta: A few photos that I took:
Image

Image

Image

_________________
"...anarchists only want to burn cars and punch cops."- nickvicious
"We'll be eating our own words 30 years from now when we're demanding our legislators outlaw aerosol-based cyber dildo-wielding death holograms."- Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:11 am 
Offline
Drinks Wild Tofurkey
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:17 pm
Posts: 2820
Location: Boston, MA
I really liked it, I kept thinking it was all kind of grotesquely beautiful, if that makes sense. All the strange forms and the little details like bumps and ridges on the polyps. I thought his preliminary drawings were really cool as well.

_________________
"If I were M. de la Viandeviande, I would now write a thirteen page post about how you have to have free will to be vegan, but modern science does not suggest any evidence for free will, therefore it is impossible to be vegan." -mumbles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:43 am 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:47 pm
Posts: 291
Location: Arkham, MA
I caught it last Mon and it was awesome!

My favorite parts were the boat Ikebana and Mille Fiori (the 2nd picture above).

_________________
My Facebook | My (infrequently updated) Twitter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:29 am 
Offline
Flounceiad 2011
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm
Posts: 5421
Location: A New England
Agreed. His stuff is like the surreally beautiful love-child of Hieronymus Bosch and Dr Seuss!

_________________
Nothing is safe from weiners in my neighborhood... ~ crowderpea
I didn't embarrass him by saying anything about wanking ~ 8ball
"SMLOUNCE!" ~ smurfterrobang?!
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:00 am 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 5195
Location: Gallifrey
Yes! My friend and I kept commenting about how much it reminded us of Dr. Seuss, especially the Ikebana boat. I also loved the fact that a lot of it reminded me of the ocean, I still can't get over that ceiling! Did everyone else notice the cherubs in the ceiling?

_________________
"...anarchists only want to burn cars and punch cops."- nickvicious
"We'll be eating our own words 30 years from now when we're demanding our legislators outlaw aerosol-based cyber dildo-wielding death holograms."- Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:03 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:47 pm
Posts: 291
Location: Arkham, MA
I thought the cherubs were creepy, but then I tend to think cherubs are creepy in any setting.

I've never made the connection to Bosch in his work, but now that you mention it, there's definitely some connection there.

_________________
My Facebook | My (infrequently updated) Twitter


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:20 pm 
Offline
Nailed to the V
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:56 pm
Posts: 593
Location: Western Mass!
I want to go!

_________________
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:58 pm 
Offline
Emotionally Allergic to Dairy
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:28 pm
Posts: 3178
Location: San Francisco
I shall have to put that onto my to-do list for next week. Get me out of the damn house.

_________________
Your heart is a muscle the size of a fist
Keep loving, keep fighting

Be the trouble you want to see in the world.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:28 am 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:35 pm
Posts: 1518
Location: Boston
Mr. Shankly wrote:
I also loved the fact that a lot of it reminded me of the ocean, I still can't get over that ceiling! Did everyone else notice the cherubs in the ceiling?


And the squids! The ceiling was full of sea-related things; we had fun finding the different sizes of cherubs and cephalopods.

I LOVED this exhibit. I want to go back to 1.) see it again and 2.) buy one of the Chihuly umbrellas.

_________________
http://vegetalion.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:28 pm 
Offline
ugh
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:20 pm
Posts: 2631
Location: north of Boston, MA, USA
vegetalion wrote:
Mr. Shankly wrote:
I also loved the fact that a lot of it reminded me of the ocean, I still can't get over that ceiling! Did everyone else notice the cherubs in the ceiling?


And the squids! The ceiling was full of sea-related things; we had fun finding the different sizes of cherubs and cephalopods.

I LOVED this exhibit. I want to go back to 1.) see it again and 2.) buy one of the Chihuly umbrellas.

I would mind rain less with that umbrella!

_________________

"I feel like it's not a real political discussion if I'm not morally opposed to something I don't understand." - ndpittman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:25 pm 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 5195
Location: Gallifrey
vegetalion wrote:
Mr. Shankly wrote:
I also loved the fact that a lot of it reminded me of the ocean, I still can't get over that ceiling! Did everyone else notice the cherubs in the ceiling?


And the squids! The ceiling was full of sea-related things; we had fun finding the different sizes of cherubs and cephalopods.

I LOVED this exhibit. I want to go back to 1.) see it again and 2.) buy one of the Chihuly umbrellas.

It was extremely tempting to not buy one of those umbrellas but I did buy one of the book/DVD combos for a friend of mine.

I loved how almost everything reminded me of the ocean! The first picture that I posted reminds me of coral.

I would definitely go back and see this again.

_________________
"...anarchists only want to burn cars and punch cops."- nickvicious
"We'll be eating our own words 30 years from now when we're demanding our legislators outlaw aerosol-based cyber dildo-wielding death holograms."- Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:47 pm 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:35 pm
Posts: 1518
Location: Boston
b.vicious wrote:
vegetalion wrote:
Mr. Shankly wrote:
I also loved the fact that a lot of it reminded me of the ocean, I still can't get over that ceiling! Did everyone else notice the cherubs in the ceiling?


And the squids! The ceiling was full of sea-related things; we had fun finding the different sizes of cherubs and cephalopods.

I LOVED this exhibit. I want to go back to 1.) see it again and 2.) buy one of the Chihuly umbrellas.

I would mind rain less with that umbrella!

I know, right? I'd be like, "Ugh, what a gross rainy day, better get out my umbrella--Oh! The world is so beautiful!"

_________________
http://vegetalion.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:24 pm 
Offline
used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:07 pm
Posts: 1576
Location: Watertown, MA
the umbrella is gorgeous! I need to go check this out!

_________________
blog! twitter! facebook! etsy!
xgfx - Review Squadron Team!
My vulva serves at least 50 people, if you know what I'm sayin'. - just mumbles
The day Joy stops coming out of my anus is the day that something else awesome stops doing whatever it is also doing. - Mars


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:36 pm 
Offline
Flounceiad 2011
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm
Posts: 5421
Location: A New England
vegetalion wrote:
I LOVED this exhibit. I want to go back to 1.) see it again and 2.) buy one of the Chihuly umbrellas.
Me, too! I was short on cash the day we went, and have had non-buyer's remorse ever since. I want to take my sister, and this time, that umbrella is going to be mine! (And then I have to be really, really careful not to leave it somewhere, because I have a mind like a sieve.)

_________________
Nothing is safe from weiners in my neighborhood... ~ crowderpea
I didn't embarrass him by saying anything about wanking ~ 8ball
"SMLOUNCE!" ~ smurfterrobang?!
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chihuly
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:48 am 
Offline
Level 7 Vegan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:35 pm
Posts: 1518
Location: Boston
Desdemona wrote:
vegetalion wrote:
I LOVED this exhibit. I want to go back to 1.) see it again and 2.) buy one of the Chihuly umbrellas.
Me, too! I was short on cash the day we went, and have had non-buyer's remorse ever since. I want to take my sister, and this time, that umbrella is going to be mine! (And then I have to be really, really careful not to leave it somewhere, because I have a mind like a sieve.)

They AND their website were sold out when I went! Now they're back in stock, but I want to go back to the exhibit anyway, so I'm not ordering online.

I've never owned a nice umbrella before; I worry about the same thing.

_________________
http://vegetalion.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer