Way back in April I visited a Da Vinci exhibition here in Kishinev. Perhaps because I was way too excited for it, visiting it actually left me a bit underwhelmed. The most enjoyable part, for me, was the intro with the replicas of Da Vinci’s notebooks and a couple of interactive machines somewhere in the middle of the exhibit. I also enjoyed the anatomy prints that had their own corner and covered the entire walls.
I did not have my camera with me, so these were all taken with my phone. Soz.
In theory, my face was supposed to be there for the entertainment of the self and the masses (ergo, you). In practice, I went alone and couldn’t be arsed finding an aid.
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This country is approximately 98% Christian. The majority of those 98% are of Eastern Orthodox denomination. Meaning, ikons are as much part of worship, as they are of daily life and, indeed, art.
I have a complicated – or maybe just complex – relationship with religion, but I figure whatever faith you are, you can still appreciate ikons as pure art form.
“I don’t know if I should cross myself, or not,” I said at the beginning of the display, mostly to myself.
“Some do. Others don’t,” the museum attendant said, mostly to just say something.
The Good Shepherd.
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The initial goal of my visit was to see the Christmas trees, as you may have figured. But hey, one ticket, full access.
Emil Childescu exhibition was the first one I saw. It’s in a small hall directly to the right from the entrance. I loved his sketch and pastel work more than oils, but oddly enough only took photographs of the oil on canvas and sculpture.
His area is portraiture.
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