Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum

Some time last fall I went with my sister to Hot Springs, Arkansas, which was an experience all its own. It is all very touristy, but also on the decline.  It is weird to watch history fade from a place, and sad. We went to the Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum. What once was a casino and supper club in the 60’s, now houses various scenes in wax. The escalator was not working and at some point many of the wax figures had been replaced due to a fire. While a lot of the figures resembled the people they were supposed to, I must say I was expecting them to be more realistic, and I did quite enjoy the characters from the stories, which need not look like anyone in particular. The scene from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was probably my favorite.

The lighting in this place was terrible, I honestly think it was because they didn’t want you to notice that most of the figures did not look like the people they were representing. Plus, my phone does not have the best camera. But I got a couple of interesting photos.

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Star Wars Mash-ups of Classic Art

Here are some lovely Star Wars mash-ups in honor of May 4th. Enjoy!

The Kiss


Gustav Klimt, 1907

Star Wars

Death of Marat


Jacques-Louis David, 1793

 Star Wars

The Last Supper


Leonardo da Vinci, 1495–1498

Star Wars

And More!!! (from a prior art contest on Worth1000) 

Sidious by torgar based on Indigent Family or Charity (1865) by William-Adolphe Bougereau

Padme Van Eyck by artluverr1967 based on Portrait of a Lady (c. 1455) by Rogier van der Weyden.

Yoda Borguereau by Mandrak  based on Admiration (1897) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau.