a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Friday, May 01, 2015

Aga Khan Museum

The other day my daughter and I visited the Aga Khan Museum. The Middle East is a strong interest of hers and the day was perfect for a visit.

Some of the pieces were possible to photograph, albeit, without a flash (what good would a flash have been as everything was covered in glass?), so some of the images are a bit dark.

The collection encompasses work dating back as far as the 8th century, from Spain to Southeast Asia.

Upstairs was the collection of Howard Hodgkin. It was there that I would have liked to have taken some photographs. The collection comprised many delicate pencil drawings of elephants. So sensitively rendered. Understandably, light causes deterioration of the works and unfortunately, there were no postcards of these pieces as an alternative means of acquiring them.

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