Art: The Magic

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Twyla Thorpe

For me, looking at art is running away, enjoying the magic of another’s creative reality. A few days ago I went to Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts for an exhibit of sculpture by Ron Mueck.  To say the least, I was blown away.

He is called a hyperrealist sculptor, and it is easy to see why.  No detail is left to the imagination.

Using resin, silicone, fiberglass and other materials he creates human forms that portray life through its various stages: birth,

middle age,


Not always are the figures true to scale.  They may be larger 

or smaller giving one the idea that size reflects the enormity of the event represented.

It is said that some of Mueck’s images reflect Christian imagery 

while others draw on the perfection of Renaissance painting.

Whatever the influences, Mueck’s sculptures demand attention. Like them or not, one cannot help but appreciate the artist’s attention to detail and the time such must require.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

23 thoughts on “Art: The Magic

  1. Wow – never seen this work before – amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. You are right about it being amazing!

  2. I saw a TV documentary about him, unbelievable work.

  3. I will side with Tiffany: creepy. 🙂
    But thank you for your post.

    1. Perhaps a little creepy but I couldn’t help but be amazed by the detail in every piece.

      1. Absolutely. It takes great talent to (re)produce all that. 🙂

  4. Wow. His sculptures look so real! I get why they call him a hyperrealist. He has amazing work! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Most interesting ! Details are amazing!

  6. Interestingly spooky. Compelling!

  7. Love the quote, but I had difficulty looking at the sculpture…

    1. You’d not find yourself alone. His work seemed to evoke like/dislike response.

  8. Definitely an intriguing exhibition…and lifelike, for sure!

  9. paularosemaine April 6, 2017 — 7:12 pm

    Thanks for posting about this exhibition, Linda–we’ll be in Houston the last two weeks of April and are looking forward to seeing this one! Sorry to miss the still life exhibition, though…

    1. In the same area is a wonderful exhibit of Inkatha kimonos so don’t miss it.

  10. Ellen Claussen April 6, 2017 — 6:51 pm

    OMG Ron Mueck!!! Can’t say I like or do not like his work. Certainly intriguing.

    Sent from my iPhone


  11. Wow! Theses are so lifelike! Thanks for sharing.

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