It’s 8.28am. I’m sitting at starbucks and having my breakfast. The usual- a hot and comforting cup of chamomile tea and a spinach egg fritata .

I have about an hour more before my yoga class.

And so, I officially started on my first job yesterday? Though it really felt different as compared to the time I was interning at a fashion company. The gallery has yet to open so I went over to my boss’s place where he briefed me on my duties.

Basically, my current responsibility is to plan, arrange and oversee the renovation/setup of the gallery. We aim to be opened by end of November.

The interesting part of the job is that I get to critique and do the QC ( Quality Control) the artworks. The gallery specialises in reproduction artworks from the various grandmasters like Van Gogh, Klimt, Monet, Vermeer, etc.. As you know, all the works from these masters are not available to the public as mostly are in the museums in which…are scattered all over the world. The purpose of the gallery is to gather the best reproduction works of these masterpieces so that the public can get to finally view their favourite pieces personally, closest to the most original form(oil on canvas) but not only through books, internet or digital print.

Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne ( Private Collection)

This is one of  Amedeo Modigliani‘s work which is not even displayed in the museums.

Portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne ( Oil Reproduction)

Pardon the plastic wrap over the reproduction work, those caused the tiny white streaks over the painting. The colors differ due to lighting and age.

Another long day ahead!