After the wintry setback last week, we had a beautiful sunny weekend with blue skies and milder temperatures.
Yesterday, I went for a walk through a central part of town with many older buildings, but also new apartment blocks in between. I took some photos focusing on the variety in styles.
The goal for my walk was the Cultural Centre, which comprises theatre, library and art museum.
The tower you see sticking up in the background belongs to the town’s biggest church (from around 1900), opposite the main entrance of the Cultural Centre building.
The camera always has a struggle getting the perspective of this building right…
(The “exclamation mark” on the left in the foreground is a sculpture of which the bottom part is a terrestrial globe.)
At the Art Museum I bought a new annual museum pass, and had a stroll around the current exhibitions.
More or less every time that I visit art museums, I find myself wrestling the question What is art? This time, obviously the exhibitors had been asking themselves that too, as they had come up with this title for the main exhibition: “An artist is someone who was not able to be a cartoonist.”
Nevertheless, cartoons and cartoonists are the main focus of this art exhibition. Not really my specialist subject… But there were some familiar cartoon classics included:
If I’d been a bit more bendable I’d have been able to crawl into the Skull Cave and sit for a while and catch up on all the old Phantom chronicles that I did not read back in my childhood. (I only occasionally read some daily strips in newspapers.)
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