Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A Spark friend asked what was my favorite art museum/gallery seen on the trip, and my favorite NEW piece of artwork seen - since those were the questions I asked the students.
My favorite museum is the National Gallery of Art - although I also love the Art Institute of Chicago (but that wasn't on this trip) - and I see new pieces but also visit many old friends.
And one of my favorite works there is a lovely painting by Winslow Homer, little known - a woman in fashionable clothing, walking in the autumn forest - almost a fashion magazine piece - and of course, the web photo doesn't do it justice:
My favorite NEW artwork seen on this trip was at the Corcoran, actually, where they were having a retrospective of Georgia O'Keefe - one of her flower paintings, in unbelievable flaming colors, all red and orange and coral, with bits of yellow and purple and pink - just wild and energetic and gorgeous!
Of course, there are all the wonderful French Impressionists, the Italians, the Dutch masters, the Americans.......but if I had to pick one, that's it.