It’s always going to be a good day when you dedicate it to doing something beautiful…
Monet, Gauguin, Picasso… the list goes on. However, the exhibition itself was fairly unimpressive. The limited number of actual paintings, the obscurity of the titled works and the overall expense really made it disappointing. Damn you anticipation for making everyone want so much more…
It reminded me of the time I spent wandering about the Museum D’Orsay in Paris. They had original Van Gogh’s coming out of their ears and the admittance wasn’t terribly much for a young adult. Of course, there’s always a price with special exhibitions, but surely reasonable prices should be set in place in order to attract a larger populous. Even the Sydney Opera House disallows student prices in some circumstances. Come on, Sydney – let the students in by making the Arts affordable.
In any case, it’s always a lovely experience to take some time to have a peek at originals by some innovative artists. Picasso’s sharp brushstrokes, Matisse’s exaltation of colour – it’s truly a feast for the eyes.
It’s just a big shame that there isn’t more to this exhibition. I wanted to be blown away, not mildly impressed. Also, the MCA, (Museum of Contemporary Art), was basically closed today and will be until early September – very disappointing. At least admittance is free.