People sure are interested in history. We attempted to see the exhibition A Day in Pompeii at the Melbourne Museum this morning. We were there early enough, before eleven but the queue was a hundred metres long, if not more. You can buy your tickets online but I had some deal to use, so I did not want to pay full price on the net. We don't queue if we can help it now, and we weren't going to start there.
Back to the Nicholson Street tram and the City Circle swung in behind it. We changed to the CC tram, thinking we were being clever and we would get to Flinders Street more quickly. Nope, it sat for five minutes in Spring Street.
Since we could not learn about Pompeii, we decided to take in John Brack exhibition at the Ian Potter Gallery at Federation Square.
I am familiar with a couple of his paintings, I especially like The Bar, but in his early work he used very dull colours. As he became older, his works changed very much to high vibrant and brilliant colours. I was very impressed with his later art. And what fun all the flexible wooden men are, along with the coloured pencils and an occasional dip in pen. Very pleased we saw it. It finishes next weekend.
This is 'The Bar' from The Age website.
And this is 'Confrontation' from artguide.com.au