My favourite art piece was called Still life 1950 by Ben Nicholson (1894 – 1982). I liked this painting’s colours, golds, grey, cream, black, yellow and white. The other thing that stood out for me was the geometric shapes and lines he used, giving parts of it a three dimensional effect.
My second favourite art piece was called Flowers in a Vase (pictured below) by Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979). What I like about this piece of artwork was the different brush strokes, the different textures and colours used, the detail and the amount of shading to give a beautiful shadow effect to the painting. I felt connected to this painting due to my love of writing about nature and using nature to inspire my own artwork.
One that I found less interesting was Still Life 1918 by Edward Hartley Mooney (1878 – 1928). I had no audio for this piece and without that I didn’t find this painting very interesting at all. It was as though the audio accompanying the other pieces allowed me to view it from another perspective.
This art exhibition inspired me to write a piece of creative writing rather than create a piece of artwork. The poem is inspired by the art exhibition itself and named after it as this allowed me to put down my thoughts and feelings on how I felt after viewing the exhibition. You can read the piece at the bottom of this blog.
The accessibility to the venue is very good. There is a ramp at the main entrance to the venue and there are also lifts inside. Public transport to the venue is very good and very frequent. The cafe is nice and vibrant, and very spacious, but the menu is expensive for anyone on a tight budget.
I found this art exhibition to be one of the most tranquil and thoughtful ways of using audio and art together that I have experienced. It was rather amazing and unique. It allowed me to look at art from a different perspective and to see things from a different point of view. I would definitely recommend a visit, it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing viewing experiences that certainly allows you Room to Breathe.