NGV Terracotta Warriors Exhibition Expedition

Today, my Mum and I traveled by car all the way to the city to visit the National Gallery Victoria (NGV), just to scrutinize the ancient atavistic Chinese Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors. It’s genuinely difficult to imagine all those compositions of clay and raw material were made more than 2,000 years ago and suddenly dug up in the 1900s.

On the walls, there were many paragraphs indicating and explaining what the ancient artefacts were and their uses.

There were many stone-made relics and gold-plated headstands. It was a fascinating yet bewildering sight.

But, perhaps the most impressive and astonishing relics were the porcelain gunpowder birds. There were literally 10,000 of them, all spread throughout the building. The funny thing was, as there were ten thousand birds, to buy one in the gift shop along with a book about them and Cai-Guo-Qiang’s artworks made by gunpowder.

The ten thousand porcelain gunpowder birds.

I had a great time! Naturally, my absolute favourite part of the visit was when we entered the gift shop; we bought a small $29.95 15 centimeter statue of a terracotta warrior archer kneeling. On the path outside we heard…a cello? A double bass? Playing rich music. It was a double bass; we donated fifty cents into the tips bucket. We didn’t bother to buy a $15 CD.

3 Replies to “NGV Terracotta Warriors Exhibition Expedition”

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