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07 March 2012 @ 11:00 pm
An Outing Filled Day~♥  
I went to the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts today as part of a class outing for my "Modern Chinese Art" class. It was awesome because we were able to visit the "think lab" (the lab where the museums restore paintings and is off limits to the public) and we were privileged to see two ink master paintings because my professor works at the museum~ !!



The one on the left is done by Xu Beihong, titled as "Galloping Horse" and the one on the right is by Qi Baishi, with the simple title of "Shrimp". I must say the amount of detail cannot be properly conveyed through a photograph and must be seen in person to fully appreciate the simplicity yet beauty of the artwork the ink masters put into them horse

     

Unfortunately, I have another class right after the class outing, but I decided to go home because I would have only been able to make the last half hour of the lecture (when it's an hour and a half long class). When I got home, an envelope from "The Montrealer" was next to my computer desk. Apparently both dad and I won two pairs of tickets each to go see a 3D documentary on coral reefs at the Montréal Science Centre wave2



The only downside was that the tickets were ONLY good for TODAY and the both of us only received the tickets TODAY (last minute much?) So we decided to bring the whole family and two of my friends in order to use up all eight tickets and it was so awesome!! You could practically touch the fish on the screen fish



Right in front of the science centre, there's this HUGE dinosaur that's there because there's currently a dinosaur exhibit going on. What amused all of us was that Tessa was the only one who didn't notice the dinosaur until we were leaving ^_^;;
 
 
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Applefelixkeep on March 8th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)
That's some last min win. but glad u enjoy it. the exhibit
corlee1289: Pokemon - Oshawott Smilecorlee1289 on March 11th, 2012 08:49 am (UTC)
Yes, it really was crazily last minute!

But I'm happy that I got to see some fishies and other marine animals in 3D <3
showjuro: rock with me~showjuro on March 9th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Those are really beautiful paintings! I always wished I had the opportunity to learn how to do chinese brush painting. I especially love the painting of the horse!
corlee1289: OMFG! Jun's hair!! :flails:corlee1289 on March 11th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
YESH!

They really are, though a part of me really wanted to see some of the ink masters FLORAL painting since I love the floral and landscapes we covered in class, but the beauty of the paintings when you see them up close are astounding!

Like the scroll the painting is glued upon has such intricate details that cannot be captured on a photograph (trust me, I tried but it doesn't show), which makes sense why photographs of these paintings are only of the painting itself and not included on the scroll.