The Garden of Fine Art
We were visiting the nearby Kyoto Botanical Gardens when we stumbled upon this gem of a building designed by Tadao Ando. Entrance was only 100¥. (In this picture, you can the the reproduction of Monet's Water Lilies: Morning on the floor and at the far end is Michelangelo's Last Judgment)
According to the brochure, this is apparently the world's first outdoor art garden. Famous art masterpieces were re-created using porcelain panel painting for this facility. A porcelain painting is a photoengraving from the positive film taken of the original painting (source: brochure).
In this picture you can see the reproduction of three masterpieces, from left: Van Goh's Road with Cypress and Star, Renoir's On the Terrace and Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon.
While we were there, these three ladies were playing classical Japanese songs. It went so well with the atmosphere. In the background is Michelangelo's Last Judgment.
A reproduction of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. For those of you who have read The Da Vinci's code, maybe you should head here to search for the hidden clues!
My friend Ernesto looking up at the Last Jugdment, a work that took Michelangelo six years to finish. The original is located at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. This panel painting measures 1430cm x 1309cm which is about the original size. Looking at this reproduction had filled me with so much awe - I wonder what my feelings would be like if I were to see the original. It depicts the second coming of Christ and the apocalypse.
Another close up view of the panel painting.
I didn't notice this at first, Ernesto did - so thanks Ernesto! I made them (Eddie and Ernesto) pose for me!
This picture was taken by Eddie Puay
And yes! That is me posing somewhat - not as good in posing as those two above though! I thought since there was a common theme (the same background), I might as well post a picture of me here. So to all those who had complained before that I had never posted a picture of myself in my blog, well, here it is!