Sunday, October 9, 2011
Revolutionaries in Oil
Mum and I paid a visit to the National Art Museum of China this afternoon. All three floors are taken up with a sprawling exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of imperial rule and the beginning of the Republic. Needless to say, it was heavy on portraits of revolutionaries and soldiers, with particular emphasis on Sun Yat Sen. But the complete lack of English captions made it difficult to get your head round it all, let alone identify who we were looking at. However, we liked a lot of the work and it was good for mum to see some art.