This week we were meant to have started work on the Mosaic. Molly and I went together on Tuesday, to find a sign on the door saying the lecturer would be absent Tuesday and Wednesday. We thought to go back on Thursday and make a start.
We get to the uni at about 10 am yesterday morning. He was not in today either. It means that it is yet another two weeks before I can make a start on some mosaic. It is a shame, I mean we are really not her for long enough, the lessons are every other week already and I really, really hoped to start.
It is a bit frustrating, but I am trying not to stress too much about it and just take it as it comes. At the end of the day, it is about the experience of being here and what I make of it. I refuse to make it a crappy experience.
I am going to play making some paper mosaics today. I took photos yesterday of some work made by students, just so I can get a better idea on how the tessere are meant to be cut to fit in. So that is my plan for the day. PAPER MOSAIC. WOOHOO!!
Easter is here! We only have Monday and Tuesday off in the uni, and they happen to be the only two days I am meant to be in uni that week. So, a week of no lessons.
Instead, I bought a ticket to go see the Russian Ballet doing Swan Lake. It will be in the Teatro Goldoni.
The ticket was more expensive than I thought, but it is an opportunity I didn’t want to let go. My boyfiend will be here the next Monday, so I’m trying to make the week go as quick as possible!!
Going back to yesterday.
Since at 10 am we found out that we wouldn’t have any uni, we left. I needed to go to the stationary shop to get some coloured paper to start playing with the mosaics. It was closed for Easter ( again, not a lot I can do about it) so we were about to come back to the house, when I saw a gallery I had been looking for a while.
The Palazzo Nani Mocenigo, in the Dorsoduro area. There were two exhibitions on: a jewellery exhibition called Precious- From Picasso to Jeff Koons. And another one on the top floor about light and glass.
Yet again, another fantastic building.
Big arches and high ceilings heavily decorated.
We got to the first floor and started having a look around the jewellery exhibition.
It was a big surprise to see the works of two Venezuelan artist:
It was really a big surprise. I felt very proud for them for making it where they have.
The jewellery exhibition was very interesting, there was a mix of everything. I enjoy making these types of things, so it was very refreshing and inspiring to see the different approaches that artists take on working with the same materials, for example.
I would’ve liked it to have been a description of the work. I don’t mean what the artist says the piece means, but rather what materials it was made of, or the year, or something like that.
And some more…