I would like to share with you my experience of a trip to Victoria and Albert museum. V&A is a HUGE building with large galleries showing art, sculpture and paintings from around the world. No wonder, you say considering that this is the world’s greatest museum of art and design. But surely you need a couple of weeks to see it all.
Last week, equipped with box of pastels and papers I was determined to capture at least some of those interesting exhibits.
The purpose of my visit was to study colour schemes of the old cultures rather than produce perfect drawings. What I didn´t expect was that the museum was pretty dark. I could hardly see what pastels I was using. The whole procedure drawing almost blind resulted in sketches which were a surprise even for their author :). But still, I spent a great day in V&A.
First I saw an interesting collection of Japanese art and design including ceramics, textiles and dress, prints, paintings, sculpture etc. Then I stopped at the Asian section where I studied a neat piece of fabric (below).
The V&A museum is a paradise for art lovers. I warmly recommend you to visit it if you haven´t already done so.