I haven't blogged in a good few months. I've been aware of this unplanned hiatus but I guess you could say I've lacked inspiration as of late but a few weeks ago I finally got to attend an event I'd been looking forward to for months. The "David Bowie is" exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert museum. And well if I was going to blog about anything, it was going to be this.
Music is something I'm well and truly passionate about and I have a habit of getting ridiculously connected to the artists who've changed my life. David Bowie is one of those artists. I've grown up listening to his music and like most people of my generation, worshipped the Goblin King. Fact of the matter is, he's someone I've adored from a young age so this exhibition was mandatory for me. As soon as I heard that Bowie himself had provided items from his personal collection the levels of excitement reached new heights and the exhibition itself did not disappoint. I squealed like the true fan girl that I am at some of his lyric sheets, artwork and amazing outfits donned throughout his illustrious career.
There is so much to learn about him which is why the exhibition was so fascinating. Seeing items like personal letters, old interviews, album artwork, his paintings and a screening room featuring his cinematic work was all a reminder of how exciting this man's career really was and still is.
Seeing Bowie transform from a scrawny teenage boy to an androgynous stud to a handsome hunk and everything in between was thrilling. Over the years I forgot how many side projects he was apart of, but this was a reminder of how original he was, truly breaking ground by refusing to be lumped into one category and paved the way for so many after him. It was bizarre and fascinating seeing all of his different persona's in one place. There's no originality in the music industry today. Everything is rehashed and repackaged as something new and exciting, but as if it wasn't obvious enough already, this exhibition highlighted what a ground breaking artist Bowie really was, it took a lot of balls to do what he did back then and he did it with so much style.
The exhibition was an absolute must for Bowie fans and I hope any fans managed to catch it while it was still running. Here's to David Bowie, a true visionary, style icon and one of the greatest artists of all time.
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