Got notification that I’d passed my Art History MA with the OU today (it is only pass or distinction and I knew I wouldn’t get a distinction). Pleased to have seen it through – I was a pretty poor student but I found it rewarding.
I now have 3 masters if anyone wants a spare one
Poster from the Guillermo del Toro exhibition I visited in Toronto
Went to the Art Gallery of Ontario this afternoon to see the Guillermo del Toro exhibition – it was amazing. I came here in April & saw Georgia O’Keefe so doing well.
New graffiti under the bridge – I think it’s commissioned as it’s all very professional looking. This is very 2017
I gave my keynote this morning then got some free time later this afternoon. The one thing I really wanted to see was this statue of Perseus by Cellini. His story of the night of its creation is amazing. It’s so visceral – there is an academic paper just about the depiction of blood
Not a very exciting photo admittedly, but this is the receipt for my MA Art History thesis which I submitted today. I’ll be honest, it’s not the best thesis in the world, but I’m hoping it’s enough to pass.
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.