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Monday, July 18, 2011

Pageant of the Masters

"Get ready to believe in the art of the impossible! In its uniquely theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants – "living pictures" – the 2011 Pageant of the Masters is venturing into magical artistic realms."

This past Sunday for my Grandmother's birthday, as an annual tradition we went to the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. It is such a fun event, if you haven't been I highly suggest going at least once (it's running this year from July 7th - August 31st), you won't be disappointed - it's seriously magical!

There are a few things I think about while watching this show...

1. "How do these people stay so ridiculously still?" - completely beyond me. But finally after staring hard enough, I find someone and think, "That person is TOTALLY shaking! She can't even keep her hand from waving around!" - that's totally me.

2. "I wonder if he's actually naked in this sculpture in front of all of these people or if he's wearing a body suit that's extremely detailed..." - I'm not the only one thinking this...we all know exactly where everyone's binoculars are directed to during this display.

3. How so many of the artists' works remind me of specific designers' collections in today's world of fashion.

For example, (and I don't want to ruin the surprise for those going...but, this is the point of my post) one of my very favorite artists, Salvador Dali, was featured this year at the Pageant in a "Tribute to Salvador Dali," along with the finale display of his famous oil painting, The Sacrament of the Last Supper.

As I was just completely entranced over his works flashing on the screen, I noticed how much his art compared to the Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen of today's fashion Couture.

Salvador Dali's butterflies fly with Alexander McQueen's butterfly collection...

Jean Paul Gaultier's structural elements are strong with the lines of Salvador Dali's...

You don't have to be an art enthusiast to be excited about the Pageant of the Masters. If you have any interest in picking out the wavering performer in the group, eye opening binocular sightings, or high fashion transformations onto canvas, you will enjoy yourself at this event.

Not to mention, there are some killer lemoncello cookies to grab at intermission...


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