Ode To Art at Pavilion

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, November 14, 2008 | Published in


After reading Eiling's post on her visit to Jogoya buffet in Starhill, I was very eager to go there. I had heard a lot of nice things about Jogoya, and had wanted to go there many times but kept putting it off as I felt it was a bit too expensive for me.

However, I really think I should go there at least once. Furthermore, I am a big eater and maybe with the amount of food I eat, it may turn out to be not that expensive after all! With this in mind, I asked my friend who had earlier went with me to the buffet at Lemon Garden Cafe, Shangri-La whether she wanted to go Jogoya, and she immediately said yes!

But before we went there, we decided to go for some window shopping at Pavilion which is located just opposite Starhill. Since the dinner buffet only start at 5pm, we still had another two hours to go so why not walk around Pavilion first?

We stopped by this art gallery on Level 6 of Pavilion called Ode To Art. I came across some interesting sculptures and took some photos. I was not really sure if you could take photos in an art gallery, but as no one was watching, I quickly snapped some.

Look at what this naughty boy is doing below!

Can't see? Let me enlarge the image a little.

Now you see? Naughty, naughty! Hehe.

There were other weird sculptures in red colour, but I thought they look ugly, so did not take any photos of them. OK, maybe I don't know how to appreciate them but you can check them out here.

I thought those oil paintings by Vietnamese artists were really beautiful. There were some that really stood out literally as if they were in 3D. I had wanted to take some photos of them but decided not to as I noticed a staff member was observing us.

So here are some of the paintings I took from Ode To Art website instead.

"Red Tree" by artist Duong Ngoc Son

"Path Of Remembrance" by artist Duong Huy

"Land of Hope" by artist Phan Thu Trang

"Hang Hanh Street" by artist Hoang Long

Aren't they beautiful? I have a friend who loves these Vietnamese paintings and he would go all the way to Vietnam to buy them. It seemed that these paintings were sold very cheaply in Vietnam, a fraction of the price you would find here. Just to make a comparison, he bought a painting in Vietnam for less than RM2,000. When I compared it to a similar painting in Ode To Art, I was astounded to find that it was sold at the art gallery for RM10,000!

If you like to see more of these paintings or other types of art, you can check it out at the Ode To Art gallery in Pavilion or if you are too lazy, just visit their website.

Now I started this post intending to blog about my Jogoya experience, but as usual, got carried away with something else so I guess you would have to wait for my next post to read about it.

Meantime, have a nice weekend, everyone!

(36) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    You are one "naughty" boy for snapping that other naughty little boy..;) hahha.

    I love the Vietnamese artwork...very good esp the one with the green tree.

    November 14, 2008 at 8:51 AM
  2. Anonymous

    I love the paintings. Thanks for sharing these. I have a Vietnamese friend and I might ask her to bring one back for me next time she visits her home country. :o)

    November 14, 2008 at 9:12 AM
  3. Victor Kiu said...

    ~><~ That's funny..
    Naughty baby!!!

    November 14, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    My goodness this is interesting! I would love to visit there! Great pics and thanks for sharing!

    November 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM
  5. Angie Tan said...

    notti notti! Hahaha...

    Didn't know that Pavilion has an arty place to go.. :P

    November 14, 2008 at 10:54 AM
  6. Anonymous

    lol. the notti boi. haha. btw, i am also not an artsy person, the paintings just bore me. jogoya pics pls!

    November 14, 2008 at 11:46 AM
  7. foongpc said...

    my bug life, haha! The little boy is so cute can't resist snapping the photo! Yes, very beautiful Vietnamese art! Wish I can afford them! : )

    babette, maybe I should go Vietnam to get one of those beautiful paintings too! : )

    victor kiu, haha! The little boy must be enjoying himself. LOL

    November 14, 2008 at 1:18 PM
  8. foongpc said...

    health nut wannabee mom, thanks! Are you back from your vacation?

    angie tan, haha! It's a nice art gallery with many sculptures and oil paintings. Go visit! : )

    xin, ok Jogoya post coming up next! : )

    November 14, 2008 at 1:21 PM
  9. lina said...

    wow, the paintings are beautiful. The colours are so vibrants, aren't they?

    November 14, 2008 at 1:43 PM
  10. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    I'm not much into art and all that but I like that naughty lil fellow ... LOL!

    November 14, 2008 at 2:02 PM
  11. Anonymous

    I wanna see pics of food...I wanna go to Jagoya.....I wanna....

    November 14, 2008 at 3:45 PM
  12. Unknown said...

    love the vietnamese paintings - the trees. they are really much cheaper in vietnam :)

    November 14, 2008 at 6:05 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    lina, yes I love the paintings! : )

    nick phillips, you naughty man, you! : )

    suituapui, this is not a food blog lah : ) But Jogoya post coming up next!

    quachee, yes really beautiful paintings. May just go Vietnam to buy them! : )

    November 14, 2008 at 11:37 PM
  14. Pete said...

    Cute and nice pictures. I can spend hours looking at nice paintings.

    November 15, 2008 at 12:24 AM
  15. Monica said...

    now I know where to get those beautiful oil paintings!!! I like "Path Of Remembrance" & "Land of Hope" ;-)

    November 15, 2008 at 4:05 AM
  16. acura said...

    The Vietnamese paintings are beautiful but their prices are all jack up. It's better to buy it in Vietnam then like what your fren did

    November 15, 2008 at 12:52 PM
  17. HappySurfer said...

    I love art so these (impressionist) paintings are a breath of fresh air, Foong. Thanks for sharing them.

    These paintings must be done lately because paintings done by Vietnam artists used to be about boats and rivers and the paintings used to be rather drab. I've got some. I also have some done on wooden panels - blackish.

    Yes, they are much cheaper in Vietnam. AirAsia flies there now - both to HCM City and Hanoi. Btw, don't forget to get some trinket boxes, those black shellac ones. Great as gifts. They are so indecently priced here.

    November 15, 2008 at 1:13 PM
  18. Monica said... November 15, 2008 at 3:06 PM
  19. foongpc said...

    pete, didn't know you like art too. Thought you only like food. LOL!

    monica, they are beautiful, aren't they? OK, will join you for a glass of lemonade! : )

    acura, yeah, better buy in Vietnam!

    happysurfer, looks like you know quite a bit about Vietnam art. Oh, will look out for those trinket boxes when I go Vietnam.Thanks!: )

    November 15, 2008 at 10:06 PM
  20. Faisal Admar said...

    hehe the naughty boy is funny. ok make a replacement. me with the naughty boy ok? lol.

    i love the painting especially path of remembrance. beautiful! :)

    November 15, 2008 at 11:33 PM
  21. Mariuca said...

    Wah so nice la the paintings! And I was wondering when you'd start on ur Jogoya experience, looks like it'll be in ur next post eh? ;)

    November 15, 2008 at 11:48 PM
  22. Johnny Ong said...

    those art pieces are a beauty. guessed i have to fly to vietnam to purchase it

    November 16, 2008 at 5:57 AM
  23. eiling lim said...

    wow nice art. I would rather use the 10k get a flight and fly to Vietnam to buy them. Killing 2 birds with one stone. Lol...

    November 16, 2008 at 1:11 PM
  24. eastcoastlife said...

    You are "naughty" but cute, waiting for your Jogoya experience.

    November 16, 2008 at 2:05 PM
  25. foongpc said...

    faisal admar, you want to be the naughty boy? Be my guest! Let me get my camera ready. LOL!

    mariuca, yes wait for my next post, yes? : )

    johnny ong, yes fly to Vietnam and buy them! : )

    eiling, you are so right. Better use the 10K to fly to Vietnam and buy a few of those beautiful arts! : )

    eastcoastlife, haha! : )

    November 16, 2008 at 5:43 PM
  26. Anonymous

    I love the use of colours by Phan Thu Trang. And yeah, the prices of art by foreign artists are jacked up ridiculously in local galleries.

    November 17, 2008 at 6:40 AM
  27. LifeRamblings said...

    wow, very fascinating paintings!

    November 17, 2008 at 7:28 AM
  28. foongpc said...

    missmall, yes the prices are jacked up so better buy it directly in Vietnam. I guess the rental at The Pavilion is not cheap either, so they definitely have to sell those paintings at a much higher price.

    life ramblings, yes they are amazingly beautiful : )

    November 17, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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  30. foongpc said...

    vei, hi! Thanks for dropping by! Enjoy your journey as a blogger! : )

    November 20, 2008 at 2:14 AM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    Very naughty indeed. I mean the little grey boy. What was he holding? LOL. Gewd sharing. A love arts too. ha =)

    November 24, 2008 at 9:09 AM
  32. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, thanks. I like the naughty boy - very cute! If can afford, will want to buy it and display it at home! Will surely be the focus of conversation whenever guests come to my house! LOL

    November 24, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    January 5, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    January 28, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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