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Smiley simulacrum: “Oculus” November 11, 2010

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Simulacra, Smiley, Travel.
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"Oculus," simulacrum smiley on the dome of the Kunsthistorichs Museum, Vienna. Photo taken in Vienna, Austria, November 2009.

When we visited Vienna a year ago, we got to see a lot of impressive art at several excellent museums.  One of the most diverse collections was at the Kunsthistorichs, which holds works by artists from Vermeer and Reubens and Rembrandt to Schiele and Klimt and Kubin.  The Kunsthistorichs Museum also had a large collection of coins and a strong exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts.  But this smiley face, peeking down from the central dome, was an unexpected bonus–in fact, I didn’t even see it until I looked at the photo later.



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