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08/05/2003 Archived Entry: "MOMA"

Today marked the first time I've been to San Francisco in... a while.... I honestly don't remember when was the last time I went there. So why did I go? Well, for my drawing class, my teacher arranged a field trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to view some exhibit about Marc Chagall's works. We arranged to arrive separately and meet there, but those who did not have a ride were provided a ride with either the teacher, his friends, or one of the people in the class who didn't mind driving. Considering how I fear driving in the city, I opted to take a ride, and thus, I got there with the help of Mr. Teacher Man's friend. As we approached the building, we were happily greeted by a very long and intimidating line. Apparently it was for the Chagall exhibit. -_- We heard that we'd have to wait at least an hour and a half to even get in, so we said screw it and just took around the museum, sans the main exhibit. Now I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't understand modern art. There were a number of them I questioned as art. For example, there was more than one where it seemed like the artist was going: "lets take the canvas and paint it one solid color!" Yes, and I'm being quite literal. There were a few "art pieces" that consisted of just a single color painted evenly. Then there were those that looked like they consisted of random strokes. You get the idea.

I was just watching Last Comic Standing. Yes, I was watching TV. *waits for gasps* Well, my sister seems to like having the TV playing in the background when she's on the computer and it was on NBC when we saw a commercial for the last show, which was tonight. Apparently there was a Viet guy! His name is Dat Pham. Feeling the need to support the fellow, we tuned in and watched it. The man is funny. Sure, the other comics were funny too, but it's such a refreshing thing to hear jokes about your own culture. The Vietnamese are more or less completely overlooked by the media, but this guy made it to a national TV show. Not only that, but he won! XD He'll have his own show in Comedy Central! XD Yay! XD

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it been long time to post a comment i just say hi

Posted by Anthony Ng @ 08/06/2003 10:38 AM PST

My asthetics class went over thigs like solid color paintings with names that make no sense but I either skipped that particular class or slept/daydreamed/drew through it. However, I am a fan of Jackson Pollock, whose paintings consist of what appears to be random splatters of paint. There've been scientific studies on those paintings, with findings that state that his paintings are akin to fractal pictures or whatever they're called. What seems random actually are stratigically placed lines and flows of color. Anyway, its something that's worth seeing once...whether or not SF MoMA has any Pollacks is beyond me, as I only had time to check out the third floor when I was there last. Besides, those "paintings" there might have been called Avant-garde, just like what some call Neon Genesis Evangelion. ^_^6

Posted by Dez @ 08/06/2003 10:10 AM PST

The modern art thing throws me off big time too, but yah if your one of those people anal about painting criticism and makes up stories like" OO this brings back those times, of the blah blah blah. Yah you get it, I hate it when a certain thing makes no sense. I'll stick with illustrations for now. = =;

Posted by Hana @ 08/06/2003 02:13 AM PST

was he hot david?

Posted by Yellow Tamago-chan @ 08/05/2003 10:39 PM PST

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