Auckland Art Gallery has just undergone a major extension and renovation job, so was wonderful to see the new space.
The Flower Chandelier is by Choi Jeong Hwa, was designed for the Gallery's Atrium.
Colourful giant flowers suspended from metal rings, inflate and deflate while LED lights in and around the blooms illuminate the artwork at night.
From the National Galleries of Scotland, Degas to Dali tours exclusively, to the Auckland Art Gallery, so hope that if you live in NZ you might get the chance to see this.
We were excited to be able to visit this outstanding Exhibition and to see all the wonderful paintings and sculptures, and to experience the major movements of modern art at first hand.
As we were not able to take photographs inside the gallery, will tell you of some of the paintings I loved.
Some of Edgar Degas most recognised work was that of the young dancers. Set in the Paris ballet scene, of the late 19th Century. I have always loved his paintings and you could almost feel the movement and gracefulness of the ballerinas.
One of the earliest works was Gustave Courbet's 'The Wave' 1869
The stormy breaker caught before it crashes on the beach was magnificent.
A few other Artists work that really spoke to me;
Claude Monet's 1872 painting Impression Sunrise
Vincent Van Gogh - Olive trees
Renoir's Woman nursing a child.
Choi Jeong Hwa influence extends outside the Gallery with another temporary installation 'Red' occupying the reflection pool in the forecourt.
I do hope that you are enjoying the week