Last week I spent a few hours in London, hanging out with my friend Kristian and we decided it would be a good idea to stop by the British Museum. Finally, after my previous failed attempt a couple of months ago. The original plan was to see the Shunga exhibition but by the time we got there it was sold out for the day. We didn’t realize there would be so many perverts in London! (Shunga is traditional Japanese erotic art, in case you are wondering).
As we weren’t allowed to see the dirty stuff we just wandered around some parts of the museum (mainly the Greek antiquity) and of course I took some photos. We didn’t get to see all that much as we had already spent a few hours at the Wellcome collection (I only took photos with my phone there and now I regret it, so I’m not posting those as they’re not as good).
After seeing a few of these we started noticing that all the male statues had been mutilated. How silly is that?
Boobies! Just kidding! What drew my attention to these statues was the way the fabric was represented, made me want to see what they looked like when they were brand new and not missing bits. Incredible how the stone can look so light and pliable, just like fabric…
We also wandered around the Assyrian section and I enjoyed it immensely.
There was also this very wide hall, with statues from the Parthenon in Athens. Impressive sculptural pieces I must say!
Here we can see some smaller bronze pieces. I liked the detail and the way they stylized the hair on these gentlemen.
And what was I wearing, you ask? (Or maybe not, but lets pretend). I was wearing my lovely Welsh tapestry cape, that I picked up in Brooklyn a year ago. It is one of those items that make people stop to compliment and there was even this Welsh lady who told me she had never seen anything like it before! It was a success and a conversation starter. Everything else: Beret – it was my mum’s, from the 80’s, Cardigan – Vintage, picked up at a shop in Oxford, Dress – H&M, Tights – Ebay, Bag – TK Maxx, Shoes – Ted Baker (also via TK Maxx).
Well, I will have to go back to London some times soon to see the exhibition and hang out with more friends. Not like I need any excuses 🙂
This post was also shared at Style Crone, where Judith is having another Hat Attack party!