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Thursday, April 2, 2009
The Museum Vaults by Marc-Antoine Mathieu
An expert is hired to study, index and evaluate the ancient holdings of the Louvre museum in Paris. In these excerpts spanning 50 years from his journal, we travel deep into countless sub-basements, exploring the nature of art. Along the way, we learn the importance of framing - and how those humble rectangles lead to sequential art; we eavesdrop on security guards learning the correct way to chastise anyone getting too close to art; and the perfection of a glass pyramid above ground is demonstrated.
Mathieu's strong black and white artwork makes good use of the darkest shades contrasting with white and suits very well the Kafkaesque tale.
Will appeal especially to art lovers and comic fans with a sense of humour and a philosophical bent.