Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cloud City Today

I went to the Met today (the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and took a quick tour.  It was amazing, a tour guide explained 10 works of art in detail - in various areas of the museum.  It is a combo familiarization with the museum / detailed look at 10 unexpected masterpieces.
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Afterwards, I went to the roof to see Thomas Saraceno's installation, "Cloud City".
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It is an odd jungle gym / hall of mirrors installation that offers glimpses of the city as you wander through a mirror / clear honeycomb of cages.  It does, in a limited and interesting space, what the Richstag Dome by Norman Foster does to Berlin - confuses the spacial perceptions so that you see landscape as art.
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It was cool!
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This is as you approach Cloud City.  It looks simple

The Entrance

Looking at it head on.

A view from inside.

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