The Dreams and Reality exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore (now until 5 February 2012, it opened a few weeks ago) is excellent. Musee D’Orsay is one of my favorite museums; it is located in Paris, with many other great museums including the Louvre.
The exhibit includes many exceptional paintings by artists including Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Degas, Rousseau, Pissarro, Mondrian, Cézanne, Gauguin and Renior (multiple paintings by many of them). I must say I don’t think the Monet and Manet paintings are their best work, but really who am I to judge them. This exhibit is definitely worth a visit for any art lovers in Singapore. If you are traveling to Singapore before February 2012, plan on stoping by to enjoy the paintings.
I’ll make another post later, with a few more photos. I especially liked the Van Gogh. I find I like his painting more and more over time. I also liked this lessor known painting, The Enigma (1871) by Gustave Dore. I must admit my first thoughts were of Mordor (from The Lord of the Rings) which is not appropriately reverential for great art, I would guess.
Updated to correct museum name.