I was really fortunate to be in Singapore during the Dreams & Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing & Photography from the Musée d'Orsay Paris
exhibition. Going there was the cheapest thing I did in Singapore (admission was only S$11!) and definitely the most enjoyable.
There was only one van Gogh, but for whatever reason, there was a whole bunch of Monets. Not that I don't admire Claude Monet. I just don't find his work very stimulating. My opinion only lah
, don't get mad.
|Study of a Figure Outdoors: Woman with a Parasol Looking to the Right, 1886.|
|Monet's brushstrokes are just too chaotic for me. |
|Boats: Regatta at Argenteuil, 1874.|
|Camille on Her Deathbed, 1879.|
|She was Monet's first wife who died of cancer. Now that's kinda creepy.|
|Branch of the Seine near Giverny, 1897.|
|I was really drawn to his signature here. Must have been the red paint.|
|Portrait of Madame Gaudibert, 1868.|
|Not your typical Monet. He could paint like a normal person pala.|
Now this was really cool! By Théo van Rysselberghe who was younger than Monet but died in the same year.
|Sailing Boats and Estuary, 1892-1895.|
|The uniformity of the dots appeals to my obsessive-compulsiveness.|
I also preferred Camille Pissarro's style to Monet's.
|Young Peasant Girl Lighting a Fire, 1887-1888.|
|The girl's skirt looks pink, but he didn't use any pink-colored paint at all. Amaaazing.|
Stay tuned, more to come.
Dreams & Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing & Photography from the Musée d'Orsay Paris runs from 26 October 2011 to 5 February 2012 at the National Museum of Singapore. The exhibition is open from 10am to 6pm everyday, except Saturdays from 10am to 8pm.
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