Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday art blogging

Artist: Edouard Manet
Image from Wikimedia Commons

Back in the "old days" (!) when I lived in the Greater Washington, D.C. area I actually spent many hours gazing upon this painting in the National Gallery of Art. It is quite stunning. This photograph doesn't begin to do justice to the transparency of the little girl's blue shash.

It was my habit back then to visit the Gallery on snow days. It was easy to get into the city center because the metro trains were working just fine and the museums were usually almost deserted. Those were times of quite lovely and peaceful study and contemplation for me.

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