Monday, April 02, 2007

The bathtub in art

Brookelynn Morris

The Bathtub Art Museum is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to the bathtub in art. Artists have used the bathtub as a subject or in more cases, a supporting subject, in their creations since bathtubs as we know them today have become common pieces of furniture in the household. The majority of this bathtub art collection consists of postcards dating from 1900 to the current year. The Postcard as an art form is particularly of interest to me, especially with the subject of the bathtub. Postcards are a public form of correspondence while bathing in a bathtub is considered a private experience. I find it interesting how the two come together. As curator and director of this museum, I find I am more drawn to what is happening around the bathtub than the actual bathtub itself.

Carye Bye, Curator & Director of the Bathtub Art Museum

Sang Park Untitiled. 20 x 24 in. Oil of Canvas

John Dovydenas Sweet Tub. 2006

Madoka Ito Basu Taimu (Bath Time). Sumi ink & gesso board. 3" x 5"

Maggie Wood Bathtub Brooch. 2" x 2" by 3.5 in.

Shannon Buck My Electric Girl (and her tragic end...)

Tree Davis

Deanna Bredthauer Untitled. Mixed Media. 2003

Daniel P. Cleary Mary of the Half Shell

Christine Eagon Bathtub of Avalon. Gelatin Silver Print

Corey Armpriester Untitled from a series called "TEXT". 11 x 14 in. Photograph C-print. Edition 5, 2002


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