Saturday, 28 June 2014

I Want to Conquer Paris with an Apple

"I want to conquer Paris with an apple" - Paul Cézanne

I came across this lovely little quote printed on the wall of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. My sister and I decided to go and immerse ourselves in a little culture on a grey Tuesday morning so wandered down to the impressive building.

It was a bit grey and miserable so I wrapped up in my favourite slouchy red cardigan teamed with a plain black t-shirt and floral print jeans. I love a bit of floral and these were picked up in the Zara sale for an absolute bargain price. The muted colours make them not too obvious, so they work perfectly for Spring, Summer and Winter. It's an easy outfit to throw on but looks just jolly dee. 

I popped on some statement jewellery to jazz it up a bit - my gold spiked necklace that I wear allllll the time with a chunky gold and black bracelet. My comfy brogues were ideal for wandering around all morning and I got this lovely little bag as a present from holidays. It's gorgeous and brightly coloured - lovely for summer and to top it all off I adore the smell of new leather!

We wandered down the big and impressive building. It's a huge building, built in an almost gothic-style back in 1901, the red sandstone bricks makes it look like a pretty grand and imposing building.

Inside is just as magnificent with huge domed ceilings and hanging chandeliers.

Strolling around the collection was a lovely way to while away a morning. We took in all the animals and the suspended planes from the ceilings, the impressive suits of armour and the lovely Charles Rennie Mackintosh collection.

But, museums aren't all serious and we played about being scared of the tigers and having a go at all the games that we found!

Some of my favourite pieces were of course the hanging heads installation. They all have loads of different expressions from happy, sad, mad and even a little bit crazy! I also adored these piece by John Lavery - Anna Pavlova 1910. Lavery painted loads of famous people, but I think this portrait of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova is beautiful. She posed for him in his studio, but the artist cleverly makes it look as though she's dancing on stage to a crowd of adoring fans. Another favourite was when the organist struck up a tune on the giant organ in the main hall and we watched, mesmerised as his feet tapped all over the place. 

A perfect Tuesday morning was follwed by an AMAZING afternoon tea, it was so good though it deserves it's own post so stay tuned....

Cardigan - Missguided
Top - H&M
Jeans - Zara
Brogues - River Island
Necklace - Primark
Bracelet - Primark

1 comment:

  1. I loved the hanging heads so much the poster is still on my wall Gisforgingers xx