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MY fave museum and MY fave new art piece

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.
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    LOVE that Georgia!! Oh my!! Did you share your faves with your students??

    Two great Canadian art galleries -- the National in Ottawa (Safdie design, like a huge glass Gothic cathedral) and the Art Gallery of Toronto (just reopened after a Gehry redesign -- so fascinating with its twisty staircase).

    But it would be hard for me to choose a favourite gallery/favourite piece. You've got me thinking about it, though!
    2371 days ago
    Love them both. And I'm so lucky to live here near all this good mostly free art.
    2372 days ago
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    I really like the flower painting it is beautiful. Not so sure about the lady though. On the whole I have very different taste to you where art and poetry are concerned. That is good. it makes things very interesting.
    2372 days ago
    It was an incredible 3 days of museuming for me - I loved it!
    2373 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your favorites. I love the autumn colors in Homer's painting. What a beautiful background for a lovely lady. BUT, the flower painting is so vivid. I would love to see more of her works.

    Mary Anne emoticon
    2373 days ago
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