|Mercato Stripes (Sloan 1984)|
|New Mexico Skies (Higgins-1943)|
A guard recognized me and we chatted for a while. It was nice to feel welcomed even though I did resign from being a docent after my minimum of two years' service! I had learned a lot about art and that was my goal. I had tired of leading groups. However, I was interested today to note that the paintings that I taught most often were like old friends to me.
|Edmond Dehodencq, The Artist's Son |
I have taken photos of works I love in art musems in New York, Atlanta, San Antonio, Chicago, Oxford and other places and saved them in a Shutterfly album. I had not taken photos of my favorites at the Snite so today I did just that. As I was walking back to the car, I had the happy thought that I could blog about my visit and save the photos this way.
I have always loved the Higgins and the Sloan works. As a docent, I learned about and appreciated the Pingret and the Dehodencq portraits in the French gallery.
|Diane de Poutier|
Receiving a Message from France
|Cleopatra 50 BC Egyptian|
|Coronation of the Virgin|
I need to make visits to our local art museums a regular habit--the Snite, the Midwest Museum of Art in Elkhart, the South Bend Museum of Art downtown. I will keep up my memberships in the Met and the Chicago Art Institute, but our local museums are a treasure too.