Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for . . .


Image Courtesy: A. Currell

Question: Why did the art museum go baroque?

Answer: Someone stole all their Monet!

Bet you can't stop laughing, huh? This blog was inspired by our family trip to the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, N.Y. It was awesome for me since I filled all my undergraduate electives with fine arts courses. My older daughter loved M.A.G.'s "scavenger hunt", consisting of a sheet of animal images taken from various pieces throughout the gallery. My youngest started the tour with enthusiasm (and fear--she plastered herself to my side in the mummy room). But after an hour, her small body kept collapsing to the floor. I suspect the earth's gravitational pull gets amped twenty-fold for humans under the age of 8 in these places. Someone should investigate.

Click here to see one of my favorites from the tour.

Anyhoo, if you could pick a famous work of art to display in your home, what would it be? Monet's Water Lilies? Edvard Munch's The Scream? Something from Andy Warhol?

7 comments:

  1. I think it would have to be a painting by Camille Pissarro, the grandfather of Impressionism. I'd just have troubling picking one.

    Am an AZtech minion stopping by to say hi! Thanks for taking the challenge!

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  2. What a beautiful museum.

    I always loved the painting "Le Printemps" and now have a copy hanging on my wall.

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  3. I'm a huge fan of Richard Diebenkorn. Give me any of his Ocean Park series and I'd be in heaven.

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  4. I like Renoir. Maybe I'd display Lady at the Piano.

    I've never been to that museum, but it looks beautiful!

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  5. I like to have colorful wall hangings, so I'd love Warhol.

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  6. Just stopping by from the A-Z to say Hi :) and good luck with the rest of the challenge x

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