Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Today, I took you to the worst museum exhibit I've ever seen and I do apologize for dragging you guys along. But as always, you guys didn't have a choice!! The sucky exhibit in question: Leonardo DaVinci. Leonardo DaVinci can't be sucky, he is the greatest guy there was, you say? Yes, he was a great guy indeed, however, the exibit sucked and didn't do him any, non, nada, zip, zilch, no justice whatsoever. A shame, really.
At the entrance, we were greeted by this massive statue of DaVinci's famous horse with which he honored Ludovico Sforza. The exibit only has six rooms and I was so very crushed to learn that we will not see those amazing things that I thought we would. Not to say that his drawings of the horse, the Mona Lisa, the last supper, the dissection and measurements of the human head, his venture into the human anatomy, his writings and his doodles weren't impressive, but I wanted to see his flying machines, his war machines, his invention of an armored "car", his parachute... yes, all that kind of stuff...Come on! show me the good stuff!, i demand, but instead, we are just looking at drawings that depict his artistic talent and thought process of building a horse and how a human might function. As usual, we are not getting those cute little audio sets and it just so happens, that (and it never fails) something catches my eye and all you see is a date on the little info-sign. Lucky me, there is a couple with a headset right in front of me. I lean in a bit and she gives me a look. To my defense, her look was not clear on whether she felt offended or enjoyed the lean. The look did travel for a moment to her partner.. perhaps just to reassure that he will be there should she need protection. Just let me listen for one moment... Oh, you are from France, are you? I disappointingly stepped back and mumbled a few German words to myself before marching on to the next picture on the wall.
We were in and out in about an hour with very little learned, no ooohhhhh's and awwwww's and even less coming from Lewis, who didn't want to go in the first place but was guilted (if that's even a word) into it by moi (that much for my French). As always though, I need a trinket for my feeble mind to later (much later!!!) recall this venture. And look at that, we are in luck; a store conveniently placed in front of the exit. And here too, I have been let down by my expectations. There was nothing worth enough to be bought by me. What has my museum-world come to, I ask you? Into the elevator we go which quickly transports us to the exit-level. Another museum store and I figured, I give it another shot before walking out into the icy cold. Nothing. Come on now. Ah, yes, a coffee mug, which reads "Genius" in red lettering on a black coffee mug.. perfect!!! But I have to tell you all, our next trip to the museum has got to be much better!!! Perhaps, we shall travel to New York and see a few exhibits there again. We shall see... you all will join me once more, won't you?
Posted by Liane at 7:27 PM