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.
This little display case with its wonderful ship model, was spotted at Dun Laoghaire’s terrific Maritime Museum over the weekend, (the museum is on Haigh Terrace, near Dun Laoghaire’s new public library (pay a visit to both when you can). It put me in mind of a subject close to my heart. Because this isn’t… Read More Tableau & Diorama. (iii)
Today the most visible and indeed picturesque section of the Barrington collection lines the walls on the first floor of the Natural History Museum in Dublin. It sits demurely, modestly, not vying for attention, just behind the African buffalo, Peruvian sloth, a modest, almost calming backdrop to all the bears and lions. In their neat… Read More The Barrington Collection.