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During the journey

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“Life is a journey, not a race.”

There is always a reason for a journey. My sister and I have already traveled around Europe for about 1 month. When the trip started, we were really excited and tried to walk as far as we could. Yet, after 10 days of traveling, we only wanted to spend more time in hotel rather than to explore more.

The long journey is similar with life, which people come here for a reason, just sometimes we forget. We need to recall the reason why we planed the journey.  It is the reason to let us keep going when we feel exhausted.

During the way, we met lots people and most of them are good. However, there will be always strange or bad guys in the world. We had met a man called us “Chin-Chang” in supermarket, and several African chased after us and tried to sell us the “lucky bracelet” in front of a famous church.

When these things happen, I know they are looking for someone looks easy. Thus, the Asian humble of avoding the event is useless. We have to shout back and let them know we are not sheep.

Last but not the least, look around for the beautiful view surrounding you. You need to be slow enough to enjoy the wonderful moment. So as life.

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Art · Lindsay

What to see from an artwork?

IMG_1224.JPGWhen I started to visit the exhibitions, I didn’t know the exact meaning through the process. Yet the more museum I visit, the more insight I get. Therefore, here I am going to share some point I get until now.

Portrait

It is interesting to watch the portrait and painting from different period, especially you could see the fashion trend and outlook style of that moment. Since people didn’t have camera and social media then, there are limited way to show them off, such as pay a artist to draw them with luxurious accessories and background, or a statue which written their victorious event.

Narrative Artwork

It seems that the first drawing came out on the store when the primitive want to record their story. It takes time to understand what is it talking about from an original article due to the simple symbol they use; To realize, you need some knowledge of their systems of value and beliefs. Thus, a work of art sometimes bring you a communication and imagination.

Moreover, sometimes you could tell the era when you see the expression technique. For instance, the paintings in Middle Age are more inflexible and severe, and paintings since the Renaissance are more realistic.

After the ultimate pursuit of reality, the artists try to express their own opinion from works. For example, the Impressionism, Surrealism, and so on. Even though these artwork are sometimes too abstract to understand, I usually appraise one from its structure balance, emotional expression, or containing ideas.