Beauty and the Beasts at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris

First I’ll say this. I don’t love hunting and I don’t think I could ever do it myself, even if the species is overpopulated and most parts of the animal are eaten and used. It follows, then, that modern taxidermy disturbs me. Somehow it seems okay, though, and even quaint, when the stuffed animals are hundreds of years old and part of a collection of aging curiosities. Over … Continue reading Beauty and the Beasts at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris

Layers upon Layers: Anselm Kiefer at the RA

Whew, back again from another trip, this time to England. Mike and I spent most of the time in the country, but took one day to go to London. My goal was to see the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts, a retrospective I highly recommend. If I had to use one word to describe Anselm Kiefer’s work, I would say “Layers.” … Continue reading Layers upon Layers: Anselm Kiefer at the RA