Harley: Over the last couple of days we have been out shopping and bought a few new things. Today we went to the Tate Modern Art Gallery and saw lots of different types of modern art. Art can be as simple as a slice in a canvas or as creative as a tree carved out of a wooden block. I saw both of these today. I saw lots of artists works that I have studied at school like Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet.
Anouk: Yesterday we visited Hiral (a friend of my dad's family). They have 2 children, Alisha and Millan. We first went up to their play room. Me and Alisha played Twister then Guess Who then a game that you had to describe an object. After, all 4 of us had a ball fight. The boys kept cheating, coming over to our side and stealing our balls. After Hiral's we went to Yogesh's 50th birthday party. There were loads of people there. I had lots of fizzy drink and juice. We gave Yogesh a present which was little NZ glass rugby ball. Instead of a big cake, they had lots of little cupcakes - I chose a vanilla one with berries on the top and in the middle, it was delicious.
Today after we visited the Tate we saw a street entertainer and he was blowing huge bubbles. I popped lots of them and then the bubble mixture splattered on my face.
I am very excited to leave to go to Paris on Wednesday .
Today on the Raj Factor: Its been a while since I've done one of these, but today visiting the Tate Modern has to be mentioned. It was wonderful to see so many different genre's of modern art by many artists, surprisingly a number of which I new. I guess as I work with many artists at home (looking after the outdoor artworks) I have a different appreciation and understanding. As such Raj's comments throughout a number of exhibitions were humorous, particularly looking at some works which were quite simple (like a plain canvas which had a big slice down the centre, canvas's just painted one colour, a mirror etc). As we entered a room it was pretty easy to pick what artworks weren't to his taste - as he said he appreciates the details of an artwork, not something that looks like it was done by a child or that he could do better himself. That's the great thing about art, everyone has an opinion and there is no right or wrong answer!