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:
Uniqlo bratop // F21 skirt & accessories // Fila boots // Muggle cap via Harry Potter The Exhibition in NYC
On to the art!
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:
And then it was traversing through the maze of artworks that were on display in the building. Some of them took my fancy:
Of course, the iconic non-pipe by René Magritte.
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*)
After sating our hunger, we came back and I discovered my favourite exhibit in LACMA- Art of the Ancient Americas:
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.
On we went, into the Asian art building:
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:
And some interesting sculptures in the gallery:
 Here’s a photo from FB that Nam uploaded of the four of us!