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Ela, Lilli, Nam and I took a trip down to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art one day. Nam had gotten a heads up that it was a free admission day on Memorial Day (May 27)! I don’t think any of us had seen the permanent exhibits before; I had caught the Tim Burton exhibit two years ago, but didn’t know that my ticket could have gotten me into the rest of the galleries then. I disappoint myself sometimes.

Of course we couldn’t go to LACMA without taking photos at Urban Light:

OOTD at LACMA wearing: Uniqlo black bratop camisole, Forever21 green bandage skirt, Fila black men's boots, Harry Potter Muggle cap, Forever21 mint turquoise necklace and leaf earrings.

Forever 21 turquoise leaf necklace and earrings.Uniqlo bratop // F21 skirt & accessories // Fila boots // Muggle cap via Harry Potter The Exhibition in NYC

Photoshoot at the lamposts at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Animated gif stop motion pixelation at LACMA.Ela disappears for half the shots because she is camera-shy.

On to the art!

Ticket for free entry to LACMA, sponsored by Target.Ticket for entry into LACMA, sponsored by Target.

One of the first exhibits we came upon was Henri Matisse: La Gerbe. La Gerbe means The Sheath, and it’s pretty clear what the topic of interest is:

Henri Matisse: La Gerbe at LACMA.Nam in her floral dress in front of La Gerbe.

Pencil render of Henri Matisse: La Gerbe at LACMA.I love seeing sketches behind the finished pieces.

Cut-outs at Henri Matisse: La Gerbe in LACMA.My favourite part of the exhibit were actually these graphic cut-outs.

And then it was traversing through the maze of artworks that were on display in the building. Some of them took my fancy:

Reverie (Study for the Portrait of Frank Burty Haviland) by Amedeo Modigliani at LACMA.Reverie (Study for the Portrait of Frank Burty Haviland) by Amedeo Modigliani.

This is not a Pipe at LACMA.Of course, the iconic non-pipe by René Magritte.

Sculpture on display at LACMA.

Sculpture on display at LACMA.Sculpture on display at LACMA.

Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History, and Faith Overcoming Ignorance and Time by François Boucher at LACMA.Project for a Cartouche: An Allegory of Minerva, Fame, History, and Faith Overcoming Ignorance and Time by François Boucher. I cannot reiterate just how in love I am with François Boucher‘s drawings. I was so excited to have spied two of his drawings on display! I love how detailed yet gentle his lines are, which seem to get lost in his paintings. And those musculature. (*w*)

Exhibit at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Self-portrait in front of a mirror made in Italy in 1760 at LACMA.Mirror, circa 1760. This ornate rococo styled mirror is made of wood with gilding and paint.

At LACMA.I want to be as dapper as this man here when I am old enough to require the aid of a walking stick. If memory serves, this giant portrait was of a boy who died in battle.

Cityscape, from the Urban Bowl Series, on display at the The Studio Glass Movement, 1962-2012 in LACMA, Los Angeles.Cityscape, from the Urban Bowl Series by Jay Musler at The Studio Glass Movement, 1962-2012.

CAFAM in Los Angeles.We took a break for lunch at The Counter, passing by the colourful Craft and Folk Art Museum across the street on our way.

After sating our hunger, we came back and I discovered my favourite exhibit in LACMA- Art of the Ancient Americas:

Art of the Ancient Americas exhibit at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Art of the Ancient Americas exhibit at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Picture with the bold gallery design by Jorge Pardo in the Art of the Ancient Americas exhibit at LACMA, Los Angeles.I was so in love with the custom decor of the gallery that I had to ask the old security guard at the entrance, about the tactile form running through the rooms. The artist behind it is Jorge Pardo, by the way.

Jar on display at the Art of the Ancient Americas exhibit at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Incensario Stands at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Close-up of Incensario Stands at LACMA, Los Angeles.Incensario Stands.

On we went, into the Asian art building:

Melon-form Ewer with Lotus Design at LACMA, Los Angeles.Melon-form Ewer with Lotus Design.

Lastly, to the Japanese Pavillion, where I finally got to see the woodblock prints I’d studied about in Asian Art History for real, at Japanese Prints: Hokusai at LACMA! Hiroshige is still my favourite, but damn, it’s Hokusai. In the real:

36 Views of Mount Fuji woodblock prints from Katsushika Hokusai at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Exhibited woodblock prints from Katsushika Hokusai at LACMA, Los Angeles.

Exhibited woodblock prints from Katsushika Hokusai at LACMA, Los Angeles.

And some interesting sculptures in the gallery:

Horse at the Japanese Pavillion in LACMA, Los Angeles.

Elephant at the Japanese Pavillion in LACMA, Los Angeles.Believe it or not, this is a depiction of an elephant. I was so amused that I took a picture of this from every corner.

Stairs near the Japanese Pavillion in LACMA, Los Angeles.Spiral stairs to take you away.

[edit] Here’s a photo from FB that Nam uploaded of the four of us!

Group photo at LACMA. Ren, Lilli, Ela, and Nam.

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