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Sunday, July 26, 2015


If you remember sometime last year, I went down to Los Angeles and visited the Urban Lights, the installation right outside of LACMA, or more formally known as the Los Angeles County Museum of Contemporary Art. You can find that post right over here 

Continuing from the last post, we grabbed lunch at Ruen Pair, my favorite Thai restaurant in LA. I didn't take any photos because I was too hungry to focus, lol. Ruen Pair serves the best Thai Tea in my opinion; that and their Pad Thai is the perfect blend of sweet and salty.  

 Upon entrance to the building we were greeted by this really cool installation. I loved the matte texture of it. 

Dramatic ceilings are always A+. 

Before heading to the larger galleries, we went inside an exhibition on Hawaiian art. 

I don't quite know what the name of this installation is but I called it the Noodle House. 

A really huge Matisse! Super cool to see Henri Matisse's work up close, and this huge.

A rather phallic looking sculpture.

I really like this one for some reason!  I think it was a bull getting roasted or something, haha.

The exhibit we stumbled upon next was probably my favorite. I'm a huge fan of the art movement going on in the 60s, so seeing Andy Warhol's works up close, along with Yayoi Kusama's, was extremely exciting.

Roy Lichtenstein's work is always a favorite of mine.

Hello Andy.

I consider Yayoi Kusama to be a huge inspiration in my own art so seeing one of her Infinity Nests in real life was such a treat. The controlled aspect of her work shows severe dedication, something I want to have in my art.

I loved the texture of these two paintings.

Another exhibit had Islamic Art going on. The photography was very interesting, some were really political also. Speaking of political art, I've really got no serious stance on it, I feel that with art and politics, it's something that should be very rarely mixed.

Then in the adjacent gallery had a feature on South Asian and Southeast Asian art.

European Art was probably where we spent the vast majority of our time. Since taking Art History as a class last semester, it was interesting seeing some pieces and being able to identify certain traits I learned.

I freaking loved the color scheme of these pieces.

This one reminded me a of a plant goddess you'd encounter in a video game, heh.

Monet's Water Lilies.

Renoir's work is always so calming.

The LACMA put me into their collection without my knowledge! Haha, I got a kick out of looking at this one.

Lucrezia Borgia, what's up?

Afterwards, my parents went and sat for pastries while my sister and I went to look at East Asian Art.

I found Korean Art to be very boring, LOL. The exhibit displayed screens upon screens of practically the same image.

Chinese Art was in the next room.

Xu Bing's work was a breath of fresh air, I really loved how it was both digital and traditional.

The video projected played an animation about consumers and brands and whatnot.

Soon afterwards, my sis and I walked to the Japanese Pavilion.

I was pretty shocked that this Samurai's armor is pretty small. I could easily fit into it, heh.

Tokonoma's displayed across the Pavilion.

LACMA definitely was a great visit, and I'll definitely go again.


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