Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Over the weekend I went to London for two days so that I could have a look at the wonderful work that has been produced by artisans from all over the world.
So I took in the sights at the V&A Museum In which I was in my enviroment as there is a dedicated Japanese exhibition. In fact the museum has 40,000 archived Japanese items alone, put ontop of this the Chinese, mongolian, Tibetan, classical works and art.
Then it was a trip to the National Gallery
followed by a trip to the Natural History Museum
and Science Museum
all of which have free entry. Wow is all I can say, and they have to be visited as my eyes were open to a new and varied way of thinking.
Of course I had to buy the books too and take over 400 pictures a few of which I have included below. But you can not unfortunately see the true beauty of the items from these pictures.
The fine detail of craftsmanship can not be seen to its full impact so a visit is a must.
The picture at the top of the page was a huge glass instalation above the entrance desk at the V&A. It was around 10 foot high and very impressive.
Posted by Mark at 22:02