I have very few photos of the van Gogh exhibit as photography was not allowed within the hall. It was an experience – music and projected images in a dimmed hall. It’s hard to describe, but I could have sat there for hours – it was thrilling and relaxing at the same time.
All I think of Vincent van Gogh I immediately think of the song ‘Vincent’. He commands my sympathy and it’s incredulous that no one truly recognized his genious until he was gone. Again it makes me think that insanity and genious are closely connected. Sometimes when you think ‘too hard’ it’s almost impossible not to lose your grasp on things. It might be why we all try to ‘switch off’.
I totally feel the same way. Coffee sustains me.
What it was like in the darkened hall that was filled with sweet music. I wish they sold the CD. Thought I heard Mozart, Mendelsson and that haunting song from Pan’s Labryinth.
I don’t know why, but this Dali quote was at the van Gogh exhibit. Perhaps because van Gogh was a perfectionist? That he had low self esteem and never knew what a genious he was.
I always wish I had a million more hours to redo things over and over till I get them perfect. But even then I would feel like it could be a little better. I tend to be a perfectionist and there is this constant nagging voice in my head “Not good enough”, so this was the most inspiring quote of the day.
I am loving this series on the Art Science Museum, especially the van Gogh post. I’ve always liked his work, but it wasn’t until I visited the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and actually saw the way he manipulated the paint on the canvas (almost like sculpture) that I got really excited about his paintings. It’s fantastic that Singapore now has a museum of this calibre.
I don’t know much about technique, but this makes me want to learn more.
We went to the ArtScience Museum a couple of weekends ago and thought it was brilliant! I especially loved the Van Gogh part of it and, like you, I could have sat there for hours. It was amazing. I loved how the music went so well with the pictures shown at the same time. It was like being in the paintings, almost.
Love your blog too – gives me so many ideas on places to go and also what Singapore is like. Thank you!