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June 15, 2008
Naema in Prague
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Galerie Rudolfinum - Gottfried Helnwein
Thursday 12 June 2008: On Thursday I had photo class in the morning, then art history class. For our Thursday excursion for art history, we first went to the National Museum of Modern Art where we studied Kupka and his abstract art. This was the first time in my life that I appreciated abstract art and it's beauty. The second part of the class, we went to the Rudolfinum to see an exhibit entitled Angels Sleeping by Gottfried Helnwein. I was in complete shock at his beautiful work.
He is a painter, but for about half of the exhibit, I thought it was photography because his paintings are so sharp and life like, and I wasn't the only one. He does absolutely amazing work. The coolest part about the exhibit is that we had a guided tour by Helnwein, himself!! It was awesome. Check out his exhibit at www.galerierudolfinum.cz. After class, a couple of us went to an exhibit on sexism. It was really interesting and controversial. They showed the Andy Warhol film Women in Revolt, which was the most made movie I have ever seen, but it was still interesting. They had a lot of films and art about the concept of sex and how it may be viewed as a faux pas, and masculinity and femininity. In the evening, Dana, Kate, and I (Dana and Kate are my roommates) went to have some wine on Charles Bridge. This was my first time to be on Charles Bridge at night. It was so beautiful. I took some great photos!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This is me being way behind on my blogs!!!
I am way behind on my blogs so I am going to try to compress 5 days in Prague into one blog!! :)
The Disasters of War 8
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2007, 199 x 281 cm / 78 x 110''




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