Os pinguins vão ao museu
Aprumados e desajeitados, animados ou ao natural, os pinguins são vedetas na publicidade. No anúncio Penguins, do Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art , a família pinguim visita o museu. Um tema esdrúxulo, mas a excentricidade, inspirada, compensa. Os pinguins deslocam-se, desafiados por tanta informação invulgar. O vídeo foca o “tornozelo” de uma pintura gigantesca de Monet (O tríptico Water Lilies) e exibe, na íntegra, o São João Baptista no Deserto, de Caravaggio. Consta que os pinguins preferiram o São João, de Caravaggio, aos nenúfares, de Monet.
“We are so happy to welcome our colleagues from the zoo,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, the director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, in a video posted by the museum. And who were these colleagues in question? None other than a family of Peruvian penguins who were brought along for a day trip to the museum to shake things up because, as the zoo-director Randy Wisthoff put it, the zoo’s temporary shuttering has caused the animals to “really miss having visitors come out and see them”, leaving zoo officials to find new, creative ways to provide the animals with stimulation. Zugazagoitia, who is originally from Mexico City, noted that “these are Peruvian penguins so we were speaking to them in Spanish, and they really appreciated art history.” Zugazagoitia also added that the avian museum-goers “seemed definitely to react much better to Caravaggio than to Monet.” So while these birds may not be able to fly, they certainly have taste (The Art Newspaper: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/video/these-kansas-city-penguins-took-a-field-trip-to-the-nelson-atkins-museum-and-preferred-caravaggio-over-monet)
Acrescento um trailer do filme/documentário La Marche de l’Empéreur (2005).