Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Time for some culture


I'm not really one for art galleries. I just don't have any interest in the sort of art they tend to display. I tend to find it very pretentious at the expense of actually having much merit to it. The abstract stuff particularly does my nut in as I reckon that most of the time, the explanation for what the piece actually means is just a load of bollocks that requires mental gymnastics to try to justify why some random shapes or layout is actually super deep and meaningful. By which I mean, I feel it is a bunch of stuck pseudo-intellectuals trying to prove how smart they are.

Amanda, on the other hand, does like her art very much. And it's for that reason that I thought she might enjoy a stroll around the Virtual Art Show Gallery. Little did I know how large the exhibition actually was. It was actually pretty impressive how many pieces they had on display and how well they had worked them into the architecture of the building.

Now, not surprisingly, I didn't find a lot of the pieces to my taste but, nevertheless, I must applaud the effort that had been put into them. Very impressive indeed. And I even found sound of the more abstract ones to be quite fun and interesting. If I had to pick my favourites, they would definitely come from the more convention bits of art though. Maybe the Beatles display? That was very well done. Or perhaps the Egyptian display as that is something that I've had an interest in for a long time since visiting the country as a young teenager.

All in all, we spent a good period of time slowly wandering round, taking in each and every piece and display and I'm glad we did. I don't feel any more cultured for doing so but it was a nice change of pace and it was nice to do something a little different for a change. If you get chance, I'd definitely recommend popping along to check it out. Even if, like me, you are not normally thrilled about getting dragged around a gallery, I think you'll still be able to appreciate the work that has gone into creating the exhibit and you may even find the odd something there that you like.


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