Saturday, February 06, 2010

Real Life Sleeping Beauty in Britain

How would you like to sleep for 13 days at a stretch??? I am quite sure lot of us would like to get some more sleep than we are getting now, but 13 days... that sounds a tad too much. I read about and watched a video about this British girl who is afflicted with a rare medical condition that makes her sleep for days at a stretch. It is so rare that only about 1,000 people in the world of 6 billion could have this condition.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Statuettes at Kimbell

Last Sunday we visited the Kimbell art museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Here are pictures of some interesting artworks in their permanent collection. There are many paintings in the collection, but I am interested in sculptures so I captured only those that appealed to me. I am not so enamored by European sculptures because in my opinion they are too boring. Sculptural art from South America, Africa and Asian countries are much more vibrant and interesting. There is some kind of intrigue, mystery, and rugged aesthetics. Sculpture of Mexican origin

Sculpture from South America

Sculpture from Africa

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Visiting Kimbell Art Museum

Visiting museums in the US of A is usually an expensive affair, entry fees, parking, membership, etc... etc.. are associated with every art gallery/ museum. Of course most of these museums are state owned. Then there are few private collections of super rich Americans, which are accessible to everyone free. Kimbell museum in Fort Worth, Texas is one such free art space which is accessible to everyone. There are two collections one is a permanent collection and the other is the private collections. The permanent collection is free while the private collection is ticketed. We visited the permanent collection today.
Kimbell art museum entrance

Entrance to the museum

Mayan sculpture on display in the museum

Mayan Sculpture on display in the Kimbell Museum