Spend a day at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
"Basket of Peaches"
This is my favorite, favorite, favorite... I just imagine... not long after the Civil War he painted this. I love it... so simple... so elegant
Like I said in the last post, we spent our spring break enjoying what our own area had to offer. So, let me give you a personal "tour" or our wonderful art museum.
Asher Brown Durand
They say this is the most expensive piece in the whole museum. Alice Walton purchased it for $35,000,000.00... Wow.
Well, it is quite beautiful.
"Rosie the Riveter"
I pretty much love everything he paints... He paints stories. (Interesting fact: He used only red, white, and blue in this particular one.)
"The Backwoods of America"
Jasper Francis Cropsey
I love the subject matter of her work, mothers and children doing typical things.
Fabulous perspective... just the whole idea of feathers blowing toward the viewer... Love this one!
"Atala and Choctus"
This marble sculpture is absolutely memorizing in detail... just... amazing.
"Standing Explosion (Red)"
This modern sculpture is... red and pointy...
(...Hey, trying to think of postive adjectives here...)
"Man on a Bench"
Ok, if there's such a thing as "too realistic," this is the example. It's so hard not to reach across the rope and tap it on the shoulder to see if he's alright.
The art teacher at my school is doing this with my fourth graders. They're each bringing in a box lid and some small old toys that they'll glue on. Then they'll spray paint them and put them together to look something like this one.
I think it's kind of cool.
And a few pieces from a visiting show
"The Old Mill"
Vincent van Gogh
Ok... interesting... colorful...
"Green Patio Door"
Really, Georgia? All those gorgeous flowers you can do, and this is what you bring?
So, they say art is in the eye of the beholder... so go ahead... behold!
We love our Crystal Bridges.