Grassland Inhabitants!!!

This exhibition is one full of intriguing animals and creatures from deep within the grasslands. It allows everyone to take a closer look at the creatures that inhabit the area.  At first, we will look at the animals from a distance, as anyone who has a pair of binoculars will see them. We will see animals grouped together, sitting and running and flying around, just like any other typical person would. Although, the deeper we go through the exhibition, the deeper we go into the grasslands. As we go deeper, everyone will have a chance to really look at the animals through different types of artworks that all use a variety of materials and techniques, including; paintings, sculptures, glass and videos. All, animals in pairs, animals on their own and animals interacting with other animals. We will also be able to observe what a species is like before they are born and how all of them live in the grasslands. Throughout this exhibition, all of the animals would come from the same environment, however, some of the artworks will portray the animals in a completely different setting, some man-made and some natural; but still providing the audience with an insight of the creatures of the grasslands. While walking through this exhibition, you will notice that there are a few works of art that have structural, subjective, cultural and post-modern frames around them, while others will give you audio guides that will run through the art work while you listen and observe, providing you with extensive knowledge on the techniques used, the way the art can be interpreted, the way art is connected to different cultures and how art that has changed over the years. This exhibition is very unique and will further your awareness of animals that come from the grasslands, as well as the different ways in which artists work their artistic magic to create their art.  

Black Game, Rabbits, and Swallows in a Park (ca. 1700)
Pileated Woodpecker, Picus pileatus. Linn, Adult Male, 1 Adult Female, 2. Young Males, 3,4. Racoon [sic] Grape, Vitus astivalis (ca. 1834)
Spermophilus Tridecemlineatus (Two Leopard Squirrels)1844
The Owls 1918
Stuffed animal, elephantAbout / vers 1907 - This sculpture can obviously be seen to have a cultural frame as the elephant wears traditional Indian symbols and is often used to carry people through the forests or streets of India. It is an important icon in India as it was part of their beliefs that the elephant was one of the nine jewels that surfaced when gods and demons were searching for the elixir-of-life. Therefore, the elephant is extremely valuable, and is to be treasured, preserved and protected, just as a jewel would be. This artwork has a cultural frame as it’s not only an icon for India, but is also wearing materials with Indian patterns on them where people would sit and is wearing a traditional headpiece.
The Peacock Clock 1770s
[White-tailed deer] ca. 1900-1920
Putorius nigripes, Aud. & Bach. Black Footed Ferret. Natural Size.1846- This artwork that has been both printed and painted over in water colours, has a structural frame as it contains explicit details with lines and tones of both browns and whites, making the black-footed ferret seem more 3D and gives the audience the feel of seeing a ferret in its natural habitat. The lines and shapes on the fur of the ferret suggest that it may feel a bit rough around the body but softer towards the tail as the fur lessens and becomes more transparent in the light at the end of the ferret’s body. The shape of the leaves and mountains in the background and foreground, also assist in creating a more realistic scenery whereas the eggs within the nest gives the audience a sign that the ferret is a mother. Some would say that the painting not only illustrates the place where the wildlife live in, but also where they are born and grew up.
A Hare in the Forest about 1585
Serpent (Snake) (Supplemental)
Netsuke: Mouseca. 19th century - This sculpture has a subjective frame as the look of the mouse could be interpreted into different feelings. From the position the mouse is in, it looks like it’s getting ready to start running away from something it’s scared of, while its eyes look wide open with shock. It appears tiny as it’s standing on top of what looks like a pebble, therefore making it look vulnerable. It could remind people of a mouse, if they ever saw one, stealing a piece of food from their kitchen and running away with it really quickly. This sculpture captures many feelings and actions that a mouse would use and feel; therefore attracting the attention of people walking past.
Electrolier with Butterfly Decoration 1907 - 1925
Purple Finch in the Snow 1982 - 1982
Dahlia et papillon (Dahlia and butterfly) 1931 - 1931
Untitled 2010 - A post-modern frame: This lady bug not only doesn’t have circles on its back, but it also shares a sly smile which you can see if you look close enough. A lady bug that is filled with geometric shapes and letters as a substitution for dots is very creative, a good parody of what a normal lady bug should be. Instead of a typical bug that has two colours and one shape, this sculpture has given the audience an insight to an extraordinary insect that outlays and returns smiles, contains more than two colours, as well as displaying every other shape but circles, excluding the three at the middle-front. The installation of geometric shapes, however, is the real table-turner that makes this sculpture a post-modern frame.
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