Thursday, August 22, 2013

Travelin' On

I wanted to be a bus driver when I was a kid. I look at bus driving through the eyes of a little boy. I see it as glamorous.
~Jim Lehrer

This Art Thursday, we're riding the bus:

London Booster by David Černý
photo by Stephen McKay

The Bus
by Frida Kahlo

The Omnibus, 1864
by Honore Daumier

Arts Matter School Bus, designed by Barbara Kruger for LAUSD and The Los Angeles Fund
photo by Waltarrrrr

Bryant St. Mural, San Francisco, close-up
photo by Amy Halverson

Study for The Top of the Bus
by Harold Harvey (1874–1941)

Ganesh Bus (from Burning Man)
photo by Hep

Bronze Bus Stop / Zastavka
by sculptor David Černý, 2005
photo by Vlasta Juricek

Vertical Bus, installation by Générik Vapeur for La Nuit Blanche Festival
photo by Josh Clark



A sampling of songs about buses or that mention buses: "Magic Bus" by The Who, "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters, "Bus Stop" by The Hollies, "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel, "Roll Bus Roll" by Jeffrey Lewis, "Ramblin' Man" by The Allman Brothers, "Kiss Me On The Bus" by The Replacements, "Greyhound Bus Station" by R.L. Burnside, "Windows are Rolled Down" by Amos Lee, "Backseat of a Greyhound Bus" by Sara Evans, "Ride the Bus" by Buck-O-Nine, "Thank God and Greyhound" by Roy Clark, "Another One Rides the Bus" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, and "The Wheels on the Bus," an anonymous folk song.


HWY said...

Wonderful representations of the Bus theme.

Bronze Bus Stop / Zastavka is great; a lot of imagination there. Using bronze as a medium and making the roof a set table. Now that's thinking outside the box.

And notice in Frida Kahlo's The Bus..there's Frida on the far left. :-)

And couldn't help but add a couple of "bus" songs to your addendum:

ZZ Top's "Waiting for the Bus"
Guess Who's "Bus Rider"

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Great stuff here, Tabatha!

BenY said...

Loving the muscular bus!