Friday, July 20, 2007

Victoria and Albert Museum Part 2

IMG_4585, originally uploaded by alisoninlondon.

The V&A cast collection (2 rooms) encompasses plaster casts of all sorts of big and small monuments. The room itself is crowded, colourful and dark. There is such detail in each of the pieces on display, but it's easy to become overwhelmed.

In what is a high vaulted room, it's nice to focus right in on a piece. The artists that get to colour the casts to simulate the original statues, gates, tombs etc. must enjoy their jobs. Very satisfying.

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