Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Day 24
I cycled to the National Gallery to get some exercise and see an exhibition of South East Asian art before it finishes this weekend. There was a glorious embroidered umbrella which looked suitable for a sultan sitting on an elephant - I was going to draw it, but on the way to get a drink first, I spotted this group and a convenient bench to sit on while I drew. They are discussing Blue Poles by Jackson Pollock, a controversial purchase for $1,000,000 in the 70's (any child could do it -and many primary classes were set to work) but now generally accepted as Art.


Anna said...

What a great idea to combine exercise and drawing. So did I today, but I have not on a regular basis... Keep up the good work. Btw, I loved your kangaroos; I can't believe that you can find something that "exotic" (to me) basically in your backyard!

Julie Oakley said...

I really enjoy the variety of subject matter in your daily excursions. I think every major city has its 'Blue Poles' In London it's Carl Andre's 'Bricks'at the Tate.

Katherine said...

Gosh I'd forgotten the bricks furore! I wonder what's the average time before the "unspeakable" becomes "archival" quality?!