I visited the Courtauld Gallery for a lesson in impressionism. Of course, no photo could do a Monet proper justice.
I had a blast at Martin Creed’s What’s the point of it? exhibit at the Hayward Gallery . His pieces spanned across all medias and begged viewers to question their own standards of “art”. Each piece was thought provoking (and hilarious) but definitely not for the squeamish. Here’s a picture of me in a big balloon pit! That was my favorite part 🙂
Day 41: I went to the architecture exhibit at the Royal Academy of the Arts. Although I’ve never been much of an architecture person, this visit really opened my eyes to the possibilities of such an art form. My favorite piece was Diebedo Fracis Kere. The exhibit featured a white tunnel for visitors to thread bright straws through. The straws acted as an ever-changing cloak of color while creating a sense of community in the room.
Day 27: I did a very dangerous thing today. I started the addicting book called Gone Girl. The trouble is, I can’t seem to put it down. Thanks to my handy Kindle I can read on the tube, at the grocery store, I even got caught reading in a pub (whoops). I’m 90% done but now my roommates are forcing me to put down the book and socialize (ah the torture!).
In other news, my class went to the National Gallery today. It’s one of London’s most famous art museums and features the works of Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Raphael and many many more. I could’ve stayed for hours if I wasn’t so hungry—for food and my book.
Day 7: After a lazy Friday morning, my roommates and I decided to treasure hunt in Camden Market. Within 5 minutes of getting off the train I found the most adorable wool hat. Do as the Romans do right? We ended the afternoon at an Arts and Crafts fair filled with rows of mouthwatering food. My personal favorites? Homemade apple cookies and pistachio fudge. Yuuuum. Can’t wait to go back and try some Beetroot and Goat cheese ice cream