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Art Attack

Yesterday I apparently spent a pleasant morning strolling the august corridors of the National Gallery in good company amongst Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Stubbs etc. I say apparently as The Big M and D stupidly coincided the visit with my nap. 163 more words



I just got some new art for my place. I now have a couple of Hockneys in the bathroom, a de Kooning in the music room, a scattering of French Impressionists up the staircase – a Degas (ballet dancers), an early sketch of Proust by Manet, a tea stained Renoir, that old Sunday afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte by Seurat – and Dali’s The persistence of memory hanging behind my chromed blue Harley in the dining area. 317 more words


National Gallery of Art.

One of the great things about DC is that almost all of the museums are free. With that in mind, Piglet and I made it our mission to see as many of the museums as we could. 189 more words


Degas and Cassatt


In the wonderful Edgar Degas-Mary Cassatt special exhibition at the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), there are signs everywhere of how our art and our way of seeing is molded by other artistes. 609 more words



Dearest readers, I sorely apologize, but I have been completely unattached from technology for a great deal of the summer, and it was just so lovely I couldn’t bring myself to write anything. 613 more words

General Reviews

Day 12: July 15th

So Juan (our teacher) didn’t show up until 11:30 today, and class starts at 9. Essentially my group spent the first two hours talking with Claudia (having a heart to heart as some might say). 835 more words

Making Colour at the National Gallery

Last summer, I read Victoria Finlay’s brilliant ‘Colour: Travels through the Paintbox’ (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Colour-Travels-Paintbox-Victoria-Finlay/dp/0340733292), because any book devoted to both art and travel is going to be fine by me. 522 more words