Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

There are not many pictures taken in the exhibition in this post cos we think the artworks should be admired by your eyes and not thru' the lens.

One of the highlights of the exhibition -
Starry Night Over Rhone River by Vincent van Gogh.
This is also my Mummy as well as my favourite painting in this exhibition.

Besides this,
Dreams & Reality by Musee d'Orsay Paris @ National Museum Singapore

originally uploaded By Artitute Art
there were over 140 art pieces (paintings, photographs and drawings) from the collection of the world renowned art museum in France, Musée d’Orsay.

but according to my Mummy's artist-curator friend, half of the works shown are very weak works which are usually kept in the storeroom n not exhibited at Orsay and she commented that it's quite ridiculous that these works are shown in a black box here cos these painters were outdoor artists, which means that their works are meant to be seen under natural light, as the building of the orsay museum permits. So we don't see the real colours.

Anyway, 140 pieces of artwork is rather overwhelming and many children lose steam halfway.

Thanks to the oceanskies' Simple ideas to enjoy the exhibition “Dreams and Reality” better, we got ourselves audio guides which kept me interested in going on with the exhibition.

On top of using the audio guides, Mummy also tried to make me think more and observe more about some of the pieces.

Mummy: (looking at the size of the painting and the lady's dressing and in contrast to the paintinga of poor farmers) Hann, do u think this lady in the painting is a rich or poor person?

Hann: hmm... I don't know... (eyes still on the portrait) oh! Rich! Rich! Rich!

Mummy: Why?

Hann: Because she looks happy.

~Mummy thinks, "Oops! don't know is it a good or bad thing he thinks this way."

Besides the 5 tips by oceanskies, we have one more tip to help children enjoy the exhibition better.

Tip #6 Sit down and use these information boards at the side of the bench.
The fonts are bigger and easier to read than those tiny descriptions at the side of each painting.
Get your child to pick a board and match it to the correct painting on the wall.

If you had missed National Museum's Christmas Open House,

fret not!

Now you can go for the New Year Open House

Tomorrow and the day after:
1 & 2 Jan 2012
10am - 8pm

Free admission to

Dreams and Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris

otherwise, it's $11 per adult

til 5 Feb 2011

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