This is where I was today! I saw a great exhibit of Cezanne's work along with the works of other artists who were influenced by him. Picasso, Jasper Johns, Matisse and others. I came home with a small framed print of this still life. I am a sucker for pottery jars and Cezanne. I love his paintings, love the still lifes and love the landscapes. I had seen the painting Large Bathers before but I had never experienced it in real life. To my surprise, this is perhaps the only painting that I have ever returned to over and over again - I couldn't stop looking at this in the exhibit. I'd peer out of one room to look at it again from afar, it was truly magnificent. And huge, it's a huge painting at 81in by 98in. The colors, the balance...I don't know what I'm talking about, but I can tell you it is an amazing painting up close.
After the exhibit we left the museum to go to The Waterworks for lunch again, like the last time after the exhibit of the Gee's Bends Quilts. Another yummy lunch on the river.
Then we climbed back up the hill and saw some more - Cezanne, Pissarro, Picaso, Monet, Manet...
Then it was time to go pick up Sean E Pie. We passed this guy on the way to the parking lot.
Today made me want to finish my still life. I miss my class and painting. I've been really wanting to paint lately and I really need to just do it. During the exhibition I actually had the insane idea of having each one of my sons sit while I drew and painted him! No, they didn't serve hallucinogens at the museum, that was my own original insane thought. But wouldn't it be neat to have one of each? I'd love that. I drew Luke once while he slept but that's as still as they get.