Wednesday, January 25, 2012

White-chan on CNY - When museums got free admission!

When during Chinese New Year, everything is expensive and everywhere is crowded. Yes, by right everyone should be busy visiting, but sometimes we need a break from those yearly "Got boyfriend/girlfriend already?", "When are you getting married?", "When are you going to have a baby?", "When are you going to have a fifth child?" questions from overly concerned or noisy or simply-noting-else-to-do relatives.

Go to movies? Good idea, but everyone else is doing the same thing and anyway this is the time when bad movies could sell. Go shopping? Hello? The shops still closed lah! Unless you want to go Mustafa. So the next best thing to do is to go visit museums! You can take the opportunity to get smarter, and more importantly it's FREE!

And so White-chan went to the "Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris" exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore.

There isn't much paintings in the exhibition hall, but come on, these paintings so expensive, you don't expect that Musée d’Orsay to lend us too many right? Scali some run-around kids run into them, or some aunties go touch them and leave finger prints then how?

One of the famous paintings you expect to see is the "Woman with a Parasol Looking to the Right" by Claude Monet. He was the founder of French impressionist painting and White-chan really likes the colors he use.

And the other famous painting in the hall with the largest crowd in front of it, is the "Starry Night Over the Rhone" by Vincent Van Gogh. No, it's not called "Starry Starry Night" that some fathers/mothers were telling their kids in the hall. Van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter but also damn suay, because he only managed to sell like one painting when he was still alive. Then now after he died, so many people want to see his works. Sianz right?

Anyway this is the other "The Starry Night" that White-chan actually prefers. Reminds him of curly fries...

No comments:

Post a Comment