African spectacle, the dioramas of New York’s American Museum of Natural Hist.

Tableau & Diorama iv (and the last in the current series on that theme) I love many types of art, architecture, many types of spaces and places.  But for sheer drama and spectacle, for an extraordinary mix of art (the much underrated art of tableau-making) and of science,  this may be the most powerful room… Read More African spectacle, the dioramas of New York’s American Museum of Natural Hist.

Panoramas; Dioramas and Tableau. Munich to Moscow, Dublin to the USA.

Had to show you this.  It’s what is known as a diorama of course,  showing the vast sweep of the Grand Canyon. I spotted it recently in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany,  (where they really go in for large, highly detailed model-making in a big way. You’ll see that the clever artists who made… Read More Panoramas; Dioramas and Tableau. Munich to Moscow, Dublin to the USA.