May 13, 2009

A long awaited update

It has been a fair while since I last posted here. Too long, in fact. The absence is justified though: I have been grinding out the last two assesments for my Rome subject. The past few weeks have been consumed by this:

And this:

Respectively, an experiential analysis of Michelangelo's Campidoglio, which the more I write about, the more I love; and a comparison of the patronage programs of two Counter Reformation orders: the Jesuits and the Oratorians, which I loved to start with, but now never want to think about again. Suffice to say, I am pleased to be finished. Now to fill my newfound freedom with all things creative rather than just crashing on the couch after work. Ah yes, that is the challenge.
Oh, and by the by, yes I was snowed under, but not so snowed under that I couldn't find time to go to the NGV. This time we investigated a part of the gallery I have spent relatively little time in: the asian collection. The NGV has on at the moment an exhibition of the robes of Imperial China. Fasinating, visual overload, a techinical feast, need I say more. Well there was more: the whole sociocultural angle of how the roles of members of court helped shape the clothing styles they wore. It was fantastic. My little camera struggled to cope with the low lighting, but the red of the walls showed up beautifully, so not all is lost on the photo front.
In closing, I guess I can only promise to be more diligent with posting, what with having no excuse not to! I will do my best.

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