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Thursday, 14 April 2011

The Visit

Apologies for my silence over the last few days - A very close friend has just been to visit from the depths of Burnley so i've been away from the computer. We've had a wonderful couple of days catching up, cooking, eating and doing some sight seeing around Oxford.

For a cultured day out we decided to go to the Ashmolean (it never fails to leave an impression).

The day seemed to have a touch of the comic about it, from the pensioner who limbo danced under a barrier in the cafe to the woman who stopped us because we smelt so good she had to know what the scent was!

Maybe it was these two events that made me aware of just how comically some faces can be rendered in works of art. Walking around i noticed how comic expression was translated through so many different generations and nations, not to mention mediums.

Here are two of my favourites that made me stop and smile (most days i feel like the second expression!)

Artist - Utagawa Kunisada

I also thought this little fella was funny

Of course we couldn't finish the day without taking our own goofy shots

1 comment:

Dyche Designs said...

Sounds like you guys had fun, love the ashmolean.