26th July 2017

Museum and Gallery Visits

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I felt that the visit to the V&A museum contributed to most of my inspiration. I felt that the displays shown there had given me the information that I was aiming for going there. I had gotten various styles of armour that knights wore during different centuries, and there the different pieces attached together.

I was also given new insight on tapestries and I found it very informative. I feel that the narratives on the tapestries, such as The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries: Bear and Boar Hunt (1430)  tells us how men and women of that time hunted for food. However, there was the discussion of imagery being slightly exaggerated in the tapestry to make it look more appealing. Such as, the cloths that the men wore in the hunt looks very wealthy, implying that the hunters are noblemen, but whether or not they had worn their best clothes to a hunt is questionable.  

I remember that I was disappointed about the Concrete Shadow Exhibition, because I had expected that this exhibit would be displayed in a gallery or a museum. However, the exhibits turned out to be scattered around in a pub known as The Haunt. Another reason why I was disappointed is because there were no information on each display on the wall. However, we were informed that the artist of the photos will be making an appearance. 

Talking to her, I was told that the meanings behind the photos and the title can be open to interpretation, she had told me that the sharp contrast between the shadows on the concrete pavement was something that had caught her eye while she was in Russia, and decided to male a collection themed on the shadows on concrete. Another interesting fact that I found out was that the images were photographed using a smart phone camera, which surprised me, because when I saw the images, and the grainy effects that it had, I thought that a film camera had been used. I found that the shapes in the images could also be good for printmaking, the shapes can be exaggerated to form new shapes as well.

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