Thursday, January 05, 2017
At Home with Monsters, Pt. 1
Finally I am getting back to covering the Guillermo del Toro exhibit at LACMA that I mentioned a few weeks ago. I barely squeaked in before it ended and was so glad that I made the effort. It was a truly unique installation featuring items from del Toro's home (titled Bleak House), showcasing his interest in horror movies and all things macabre.
In the lobby area, this piece gives you an idea of what's to come. I did my best to get the credits of what I saw, but the exhibit was extremely crowded with people standing in front of the art taking the perfect selfie...and retaking it...and retaking it again.
An antique photo of family members with a lost one; apparently that was something that was done in the day. Not quite the standard holiday card fare, but to each their own.
This amazing gown is one of the Kate Hawley Crimson Peak dresses from the 2015 film by del Toro:
A portrait of Lady Beatrice Sharpe by Daniel Horne, also from Crimson Peak:
Another Crimson Peak piece is this figure of Kate Hawley, Ghost of Edith Cushing's Mother; it almost seemed like she would grab you at any minute:
There were a number of models inspired by the 1960 film "The Time Machine."
This interesting figure is called Divine Messenger by Craig LaRotonda:
The Nosferatu puppet on the clock truly creeped me out...in a good way. Even Walt Disney knew that people truly enjoyed getting scared.
What every home should have: a life-sized figure of Edgar Allan Poe.
Admirers of Poe's work will also geek out over the 1953 concept art from The Tell-Tale Heart by Paul Julian:
Disneyland fans will geek out over the Marc Davis Medusa portrait from The Haunted Mansion:
The current portrait hanging in the Mansion:
Come back tomorrow for more from this incredible exhibit!
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