Went to the Pergamon museum today (and the German history museum). The Ishtar Gate is truly breathtaking.
All this walking around being a tourist is exhausting though!
I’m up in Edinburgh for a couple of days – was up at 4 to drive to Bristol. Had a meeting and then gave a presentation. I went for a look around the National Gallery for an hour this afternoon then
I popped out from the conference over lunch to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario. There was an O’Keefe exhibition which was very good & of course lots of Canadian art. This is an Emily Carr painting
When you were famous enough to get a statue made of you and then you’re just hidden behind a load of stacked chairs.
Had a great meeting at Siyavula open textbook this morning and another one on the advisory board of a project looking at unbundling in higher ed at the end of the day. In between I popped to the art gallery where there was a knitted Womb exhibit you could crawl inside. This helpful advice was outside
Bought myself some of da art – gone all abstract expressionism
Went to this church today, primarily to see the Caravaggios (this isn’t them). You couldn’t enter the chapel where the paintings were and the light was poor, so while the setting was lovely, sometimes I’d like to be able to see such works up close.
There is an artwork like the[url=http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/cardiff-launch-very-field-poppies-11310199] poppy fields down Cardiff Bay [/url]to represent the men of the Welsh Fusiliers who died in the Somme. It lights up at night, so is better viewed then
I’m doing the final assignment of my Art History course on Welsh artist [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_John]Gwen John[/url]. We have to develop a research question concerning the display of a work of art. I have chosen one of hers, so yesterday went into Cardiff National Museum to do some research (how the placement of her work relates to other artists, etc). I picked up some Gwen John swag while I was there, for inspiration when I’m writing. A book, a reproduction of “A Girl in Profile”, and yes, a mug.
The mug from the Rodin museum