Unlikely Art: Seeing the World from a Different Perspective
Melbourne’s “National Galley of Victoria” is home to some incredible works of art. Not only do they have a fantastic permanent collection, but they also play host to some of the world’s most incredible artists via their 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) while he plays with the scale. He takes things which we normally view as small (such as a newborn baby) and makes them huge or things which we view as normal sized and shrinks them down. 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 alive 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. You can find out which special exhibits are showing at http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/
I also recommend going up to the 2nd floor to enjoy an afternoon tea while you’re there!