The Muse

Author: Denise Masino
July 13, 2009

Diegos dream of a Sunday afternoon Diegos dream of a Sunday afternoon masters lalique dragonfly brooch I’ve learned over the years that part of my success comes from finding that something special that inspires me in some way. This weekend I was able to tap into the Art of the Masters as my Muse. A Laguna Beach tradition for over 75 years, The Pageant Of The Masters is a celebration of tableaux vivants – “Living Pictures.”  For over 75 years the organizers of the Pageant have literally brought master works of art to life. Imagine seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of “The Last Supper” reproduced on a stage with Jesus Christ and each of his disciples presented in front of you. Each performer a part of the fresco in a way that would allow you to see the scene three- dimensionally and yet challenges your ability to make out the actual performer in the work. The pageant included reproductions of fine art that included: sculptures, paintings, statues, lithographs, jewelry and movie posters.  Exquisite, inanimate objects of art brought to life by people with the use of performers, artists, costumes, make up, lighting and a fantastic orchestra.  Twenty replicas including the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, just to name a few… I was swept away. I could go on and on about this show but what I want to do is share the experience and encourage you to find your muse. To see more on The Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters visit their website at  http://www.lagunafestivalofarts.org and take a look at the gallery of pictures. xoxo Denise

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