Thursday, 13 November 2008

Babylon

British Museum - Cover of Babylon Exhibition Catalogue (2008)Today the British Museum opens Babylon, Myth And Reality, which explores the art and artifacts of this fabled city in what is now war-torn Iraq. The majestic lion on the cover of the Museum's Catalogue is a glazed brick relief from Babylon's Processional Way, the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC). The artist who created that lion two and a half millennia ago knew more about The Wow Factor than do modern "contemporary artists"! Click the title link for a brief video of the exhibition. The bad news is the admission charge: adults £8.

2 Comments:

At 14/11/08, Anonymous Rabbit said...

Have to agree that too much garbage is called art. It takes work and thought to make most good art. Sometimes even that is not enough.
Cheers,
Rabbit

 
At 14/11/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Rabbit

Yes. Many of today's so-called "artists" wouldn't have qualified as artisans centuries ago. They would have been given a thick ear and sent back to Mum.

 

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