October 10, 2016

Bay State Live 2016

Bay State Live 2016 

Photos are up on my Facebook page. Better late than never!

March 31, 2016

The Met - Degas' Sculptures

I am drawn to Degas' art, largely due to its subject matter, but also there is a raw sense of reality in his work. I published a paper as an undergrad dance major at BYU on his ballet paintings, and the juxtaposition of a graceful dancer tucking in her laces or scratching her back are timeless and charming. I had not had the opportunity to see his equine sculptures in person before our trip to The Met and I really enjoyed these sculptural sketches of gesture and form.

March 30, 2016

The Met - Equine Art

Wolf and Fox Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1616
I didn't get as many pictures of paintings on our trip to The Met, as we were getting pretty tired by this point, but I did happen to snap a few pictures of some lovely works. I had no idea that The Horse Fair by Bonheur (next 3 images below) was so huge! There was also a lovely display of Degas' equine sculptures that will get post all their own.

The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur, circa 1852-1855

Ernest Meissonier by Lyons French, circa 1807

Bronze by Antoine-Louis Barye, circa 1840's