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Image above: Vik Muniz
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.
Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.
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DOG STAR is the creation of a high school English teacher in New York City. This blog began in 2008 as an online community for a journalism class and has since evolved into a curated site on the creative arts, arts-related news and a guide to free and low-cost events for teens. Our mission is to offer teens real-life options for enjoying all the creative arts in New York City. May wisdom guide you and hope sustain you. The more you like art, the more art you like!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
FREE! Watch the Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Get Inflated in Central Park!
DOG STAR enjoys the Thanksgiving Parade - as a child we would be tuned in on our lazy little Black & White television propped up on the end of the coffee table. The parade would be our big-city background to our own little country dinner.
Later, after DOG STAR moved to the city, we would see the parade in person. It is still a lot of fun to see LIVE and a special experience - especially for little kids and photographers - is to watch the balloons come to life the day before the parade.
We liked the old balloons featured on The Bowery Boys NYC History site (see link below). This year they will have a few new ones.
Consider going to the park to watch the balloons get inflated and see how they grow right before your eyes (okay, that was corny but it's for the little kids, right?)
The balloons for the parade are inflated the day before (Wednesday) on both sides of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The balloons are split between 77th and 81st Streets between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
The inflation team consists of various volunteers from Macy's as well as students from Stevens Institute of Technology, a local university in Hoboken, NJ where the balloons and floats are designed and built.
The inflation is open to the public the afternoon and night before the parade.
Here for STRANGEST BALLOONS EVER at the Bowery Boys NYC history website
Here for Wikipedia page on the parade