February 20th, 2010

Portrait as a Renaissance artist-enginee

Steampunk in the Basement

Deep down in the basement of the History of Science Museum in Oxford, in what surely used to be an interlocking series of storage rooms, is a small-but-dense exhibit of steampunk-style art work. Is? Perhaps was. This is the weekend it closes. It's steampunk-style because a striking theme throughout the artist's statements accompanying the creations is the realization that there is a movement called steampunk. Many artists were working in what became labeled as that tradition and embraced the label.

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