Men of Kent Our Modest Exhumations
"This song, 'Our Modest Exhumations,' was made on 24 October 2008 at The Glenwood Atheneum in Alexandria, VA. It was inspired by Charles Willson Peale, his painting The Artist In His Museum (1822) and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
The lyrics are: "O friends, come and see the recently discovered of air and sea. Our past lives for the future. Ordered here by Nature. Our modest exhumations, cataloged and assembled here: from fox to feather, hoof to heather, talon to jaw. He is in his museum, revealing so that we may see. So that we may see (x4). Full of light, hue and height, just take a look at the wonders of...wonders. He is in his museum, revealing so that we may see. So that we may see (x4) [Charles Willson Peale]."
Men Of Kent appear courtesy of Richmond County Archives.
- A newborn baby.
- An amateur photograph.
- Artist tools.
- Butch Anthony, folk artist, and his fortune-telling chicken.
- Art theft.
- The Brothers Quay, animators.
- Cocorosie, musicians.
- Brian Eno @ SFMOMA
- Exuma, singer, painter & performance artist.
- The Factory scene.
- Famous artists.
- Jean-Luc Godard, filmmaker.
- Stig Lindberg, designer.
- Rene Magritte, painter.
- Mondrian, painter.
- Charles Willson Peale, painter.
- Richard Pryor, writer/comedian.
- Egon Schiele, painter.
- About CHARLES WILLSON PEALE's The Artist In His Museum
- CWP @ The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
- The Artist In His Museum is a virtuosic self portrait painted by Charles Willson Peale, founder of The Philadelphia Museum, in 1822.
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