Unlikely Art: Seeing the World from a Different Perspective
Melbourne’s “National Gallery of Victoria” is home to some incredible works of art. Not only does it have a fantastic permanent collection, it also hosts some of the world’s most incredible artists via its rotating guest exhibitions.
I happened to be in Melbourne during this incredible exhibit by Ron Mueck. His sculptures capture every tiny detail of the human body (down to the hair follicles) and play with scale. He takes things that we normally view as small (such as a newborn baby) and makes them huge and vice versa. It is a crazy, unlikely combination that really works. The detail of his work is almost eerie. There are times when you look at his sculptures and expect them to come to life at any second. Ron Mueck’s work is showcased around the world, so if you get a chance, you should definitely see it.
If you’re in Melbourne, don’t leave without making a stop at the National Gallery. It is located at 180 St. Kilda Road and is easy to reach by foot or tram.
I also recommend going up to the second floor to enjoy an afternoon tea while you’re there.http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/