Tuesday, May 27, 2014

T - Taxi Stand in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

People waiting in the rain,



Taxi stand in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

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The original shot was glum in itself with all the rain. I was tempted to keep these bright patches of colour.



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

L - Lucian Freud Exhibit, Kunst Historisches Museum, Vienna

This week's Our World Tuesday / ABC Wedneday contribution is a continuation of last week's Kunst Historishes Museum post.

During my visit, there was an ongoing special exhibit on the artist Lucian Freud [click to see wiki bio].



Photography wasn't allowed in the actual exhibit (and it was filled to the brim with people!).

But what you see in the following photo are some of the paintings on display.



Right outside you will find a museum shop selling only Freud items.



They have highly informative and visual books in the shop for those art aficionados out there.



I highly recommend this museum.

They have a vast (and quite consistent) collection from other famous painters as well and it doesn't end there. The paintings are but a fraction of what this museum has to offer. I could spend a whole day there and still find that there are more to see.

[*For more info, visit the official website at: http://www.khm.at.]


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Prior to this, I have been to another Lucian Freud Exhibit at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. It was a joint Frued-Watteau exhibit (Freud's style is closely compared and somehow similar to that of Watteau.). On display were mostly commissioned portraits (nothing too revealing of this sort). The strokes and the painting style were so consistently Freud even so.

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