Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Artistic Sensibilities

While in Edmonton I paid a visit to the brand new (and beautifully designed) Alberta Gallery of Art (they just redesigned the whole thing and made it into a world class exhibition space). The gallery, in addition to their regular collections, was featuring a Matisse exhibition and I spent an amazing afternoon wandering through the various galleries and delighting in the architectural whimsy of the space.







Jacket: H&M, scarf: NYC street vendor, shoes: F21

I also think I may still be under the influence of that bizarre performance art piece (the one with the Barbie dolls) I attended a month or so ago because this was my artistic inspiration for the day. All images from my weheartit archive.





23 comments:

Jessie said...

Omg these barbie pictures are amazing!!!!!! I would frame all of them and put them on my walls!

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Ashleigh said...

The Barbie pics are hilarious!! I love the lineup with tattooed Ken!

Marie a la Mode said...

Can you believe I still haven't been to this Art Gallery? Seeing your pics makes me want to go!

And woah, creepy Barbies! ha ha

Isabel said...

the space looks amazing!

Miss Emma Kitty said...

Oooh ! I Love the Barbie art ! Fabulous! I also Love your leopard scarf. Leopard print Rules !

Penny Dreadful said...

That is a truly amazing building, what a geniu piece of architecture.

Pamela said...

What a gorgeous building! Glad you enjoyed the museum. Did you have a favorite piece there?

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matchboxmuse said...

what a gorgeous building! and that last photo is simply amazing. you have a lovely blog, would you like to follow each other?

love, M

Flashes of Style said...

Wowww! Loved the Barbi exhibit.

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the Barbie pics...TOO cute!!


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RB said...

First: I'm jealous of your jetsetting ways...
Second: Love the barbie pics. It makes me want to dig out all my old Barbies and make my own grown up Barbie lives!

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shari @ little blue deer said...

Loving the Barbie art! And did you plan to match the museum sign?? ;)! Very cool! XX!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

lol! the barbies made me laugh--very cool. and i love the Matisse gallery. i have a Matisse in my living room; it's the very first thing people see when they walk in.

love the way that building is designed too.

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love your art posts!! You have such a unique spin on things, that's why I love reading your blog.

MarchMusings said...

I'm so glad you visited the Matisse show so we got to see it too through your photos! That's the beauty of blogging isn't it?

Pop Champagne said...

lol the first pic of barbie with ken in the fridge is FUNNY. I like it! and that's a cool archetecture

Charleston said...

looked like an artistic day out darling x

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Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh that place looks so cool!! And what creepy Barbie photos, haha
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La Historiadora de Moda said...

Oooh! I love museums! I haven't been to one in over a month, and I'm starting to get the joneses!

Jessica Weingarten said...

Aaaah back in the Canadaland I see? Exciting! I saw a feature on this building on Fashion Television and loved it...the architecture is stunning! I've never been west of Ontario, though!

And as for your comment, I love both but am partial to the two Timer wedge. despite being short, I hate wearing heels so the comfort of wedges are the closest I can get to wearing flats while adding a little bit of height!

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Ashley [Free Honey] said...

The Barbie art is so delightfully creepy. I love weird stuff like that. So strange and unexpected but so fun.

Kennyy said...

Haha! The Barbie pictures were pretty funny. Personally, I think women have the power. The Alberta Gallery of Art building is incredible.

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Z--- said...

I love the barbie pics!xx

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