Tuesday, 9 December 2008

She's My Height

Today was a very interesting. Our plans to meet Turkish's friend, Irina and then visit an art exhibition together took place just as planned, but it was spiced up with a gloomy and rainy day which was fit for a funeral march. Or post-funeral march.

Barricaded roads with huge uniformed officials

You know, on 5th December, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church
His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia *breathes in* passed away at the age of 79. The main roads around the Church of Christ the Saviour at M.Krapotkinskaya were closed due to ongoing prayers, congregation and ceremonies in the spiritual building.

For those of you who are already confused with the landmarks and names, what I'm really trying to say is that. we went through hell (stepped on deep puddles and mud) to get to the exhibition! The militias left us with no choice but to take the dodgy backlanes as an alternate route.

All that for J.M.W. Turner! Well, for one, they were shipped over from the Tate and it is one of the must-see collections in the world of arts especially for watercolourists. Turkish liked his Romantic landscape paintings (he said that he felt very close to them too). I like the soft colours, mostly the beam of bright lighting in the midst of darkness. I also liked the material he used, this gouache thingy.

Irina is an artist by profession. But she didnt say much about the exhibits, except minor comments and answers to my question about Turner's drawing techniques. Otherwise, she's quite a quiet person.

Joseph Mallord William Turner's famous pieces

This place was even stricter about photography

But they can't stop me!
Okaylahhh.. the quality's bad anyways

Our meeting with Irina was very brief, she didn't stay for dinner. She said she had to rush home to finish up some works. Turkish and I bade her farewell, and we parted. Nice Russian girl, a bit quirky but nice :)

Irina and I *smiles*


Johnny Ong said...

wish i cld see those arts displayed in russia. will want to get art pieces for my new home next yr but those available in msia dont seem to be of my taste

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

If you wanna spill all out, get it from Europe itself. Or I paint for you also can :P

Krissie said...

I love the last pic!!! So niceeeee.........:D

Anonymous said...

i tot russian gals r very tall???? she not russian????

Johnny Ong said...

u paint???? besides the picture, wld like to know the russian girl

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

For you, I'll paint the most abstract art there can be.