Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mountains of smiles!- Picasso in my dream!

Since last few moths,  I am filled with joy and mountains of smiles, I see smiles everywhere. I believe if I share little joy with my community, It might grow.  Although this post reflects more or less  thinking process of my slippery mind, so if you read it, just smile and enjoy!

 Let me go back in time - few weeks ago, Picasso appeared in my dream. I do not remember the details about it but I still can not get that out of my system. I generally do not  dream much or do not remember dreams.  I am puzzled that this dream is impacting me so much.  If I go back in time and remember what I did on that day, that might give me some answers or a way to dream of Pablo Picasso again.

So here it goes- 

First Encounter-

 Frank Gehry's Pavilion- Just few weeks ago, on my visit to Toronto, I stopped over to Chicago, the city I used to visit every summer, when I was at the University in East Coast. I used to associate Chicago with Frank Loyd wright, museums and art galleries. After few moments of arriving to our hotel, we landed into millennium park without realizing that we were following the monstrous, organic, shiny structure the one we saw from our cab. Urban design concept implemented well!  We were following the thoughtfully placed  Frank Gehry's, $60 million landmark building, Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Check out few photos at the bottom.
Walkway from Hotel
Path following modern landmark, , Frank Gehry's Modern Orchestra pavilion


Second Encounter-

Colorful Tulips-Words can not even express how I felt when I saw colorful field of tulips not only in Millennium park but all along the sides of the Avenues. All  Tulip plants of different colors, different sizes, different species, together created a unique urban landscape. I wanted to transform myself into a Bee for time being to explore and enjoy the beauty of Tulips.  I learned that over 500,000 tulip bulbs are planted each May on the sides of Michigan Avenue and  few other roads in Chicago so that people can enjoy their amazing beauty effortlessly. There goes another salute to City Planners, designers and residents. See the photos below, I am planning to make a small movie of them.

Tulips on the medians of  the roads and where pedestrians are walking

Tulips in Millennium Park in Chicago

Third Encounter-

 Picasso's work-We arrive at Art institute of Chicago across Millennium park and realized that it is our last chance to see a special exhibit on Picasso's sketches and drawings, last three hours to see this genius's work. I knew about his paintings but had no idea about the enormity of his works. We stood in line for an hr to get in the building and managed to push the crowd to glance through his sketches, drawings and few paintings. Many different styles, experiments, but one can see the passion and confidence in his lines and work. I am not an art critic so I am describing them in layman's language, so please pardon me ! AMAZING WORK! I posted few of of the photos below.

Picasso's sketches and paintings

We continued having conversations about Genius Picasso, his life and his work over dinner with my two dear friends who enlightened me about Picasso with their insights. I was on different planet for sure that night. I could not sleep and when I fell asleep, I had a dream. I woke up with little bits and pieces of the dream. One distinct part of the dream had Picasso in it, alive..I have no idea what to think of that but  it has been now three to four weeks and still I am trying to remember more of that dream. Every time, I think of this, it puts smile on my face.

1 comment:

  1. It is a very interesting piece that you have shared here. giving an insight into your world and your thought process. you are lucky to be living in an environment that helps nurture ur creative side and feeds it material to stimulate it bring a smile on your face. dreams are a reflection of your sub concious mind and it was surely impacted by a visit to the exhibition that day. I remember a few years ago I was in Abu Dhabi and had gone to visit a new hotel that that opened there. as we entered we saw that they had an exhibition of Picasso's work in the hotel brought especially for the grand opening of the hotel. it was indeed a treat to be able to see his work in person which up till that time had only seen in print. A similar experience was long time ago when I had visited a museam in Berlin. there I had gotten to see the door of the garden of Babylon. I couldn't help but think that how lucky am I to have been able to see one of the lost wonders of the world. it also brings a smile to my face every time I am reminded of that experience. :)