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ART trip to NYC

Posted on April 8th, 2012 by

one of my fave pieces from the trip

Every semester we have a departmental scheduled field trip to NYC [ or in other close cities’] museums and galleries!!! This semester it happened on March 28th! I KNOW I AM SO LUCKY! Every time I am in MOMA or any other world famous art altar 😛 I just say THANK YOU UNIVERSE!!! I realize that not everybody gets a chance to be in those places, especially several times and sometimes for FREE 😛 Being a student is such a JOY and of course it has its own negative sides 😛 but I am gonna focus on POSITIVE ones ! hahahah SO we had 2 groups and we had to choose with which group to go with. I sighed up for my drawing class group, and then I felt a bit sad because my gut feeling told me to go with the other one. So whenever I go against it, It’s usually not that much fun!

Well, at least I got to see the Morgan Libraries that I have never been, they let us see very rare drawings that are only in the museums private collection, so it’s kinda almost impossible to see them. YET my concern was that there was only 10 drawings, I would rather go and see a huge building full of drawings than just those ten… well what’s the point ? They are hidden anyways, only certain minority has seen it.. Then I went to see Rembrandt and his follower’s show. That was really GOOD! I liked that a lot! It made me think why I don’t do small scale works ? More precise and small. I like grandeur scale, but I guess sometimes I can try small scale as well! 

Morgan Library

Also, we got to wait a lot… and find the way to other galleries to visit. SO we went to Forum Gallery in the city, it’s a very fancy place. So the exhibition I saw belonged to the artist Odd Nerdrum. He’s compared to Rembrandt as one of the contemporary artist who produced humongous amount of self portraits! Anyways, I liked that show thought, it was quite interesting. Then I just left the group and went back to MoMA! Yes, I found my way hahaha. It’s not that easy to be lost in the city when you don’t know where you are going anyway! But my friend and I managed actually to get lost, thank goodness, one of my alert classmates noticed our sudden “evaporation” lol and all of a sudden he ‘s like where you guys are going, this way! We were like way more away from the group! That was fun story to remember! 😀 MoMa amazes me all the time, SO I just love being in that environment! So much to look at!

at MoMA Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration and THIS! It was one of my favorites actually 😀  so bizarre and of course I like weird.
I had found a great Andy Warhol book! but I could not afford to buy it :/ well at least I have the picture of it 😀 someday I get that! No rush! Hahaha Also, if anybody wants to get me a GRADUATION PRESENT  ;D


I guess I had fun on the bus quite lot! Hugh Laurie aka House MD, my mentor, and myself 😀 Nothing can beat that! 😀
PS I can’t believe I forgot to post this on TIME! Just found on my drafts! Yet, I posted it on my other blog…when you have dozen blogs to write, that is what happens on a regular basis!  well anyways. hope you enjoyed it!

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Welcome to my blog! I am Gülnar, an international student from Azerbaijan Republic. I am currently studying at SUNY Ulster where I obtained my A.A. in Fine Arts degree during the Fall 2011. Right now I am working on my A.S. in Advertising Design and Graphic Technologies degree. I plan to obtain my BFA and MFA. In fact I am a graduate of Azerbaijan University of Languages ( BA in American Studies), but at some point in my life everything has changed, and my career path as well. I am an artist/graphic designer/photographer. I live in upstate NY with my American family for the duration of my studies. I have many "likes & dislikes", so I am not going to count up all that in here :D, read my blog and you will see. I’ve chosen to keep this blog as I enjoy writing (yes, even in ENGLISH) besides art and sharing my observation & experience. I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I do while writing it. Thank You!

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