Thursday, July 26, 2012

WALKING IT OUT AT THE VMFA


I took a couple of days off of work (and yes I'm back working again today) because for one, I needed the days off, and two, I figured (hoped? expected?) the baby would come - you know, with all my positive thinking and walking and all that. Yesterday, I ran some errands and ended up at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - visiting the museum isn't something I got to do for the whole year that we lived so close to it, and since I needed to walk, where better to hang out than a huge museum with lots of square feet of space meant just for that - meandering? I got tired pretty quickly because my feet felt swollen and refused to participate in a long afternoon of museum exploring, but I still got a good hour in and spent most of it on the 2nd floor, mostly with Neo-expressionists and Egyptian/Roman art. I shall come back with baby in tow to explore the 3rd floor.

View out from the cafe.

Orange shells.

Guards of the paintings

What a lovely deck you have.

I love this painting - have to go back to remember the name of the artist.

I was held captive by how striking and creepy this piece was in person. It's by Julian Schnabel, titled 'Understanding Self-Hate (1981)', oil and collaged fabric on velvet.


wall painting

I stared and thought for a while at how the lighting on this piece matters quite a bit.

This is a portrait painting from the late 3rd-4th century from Rome, called "Faiyum Portrait of a Woman, done by the encaustic technique, in which pigment was added to heated beeswax and applied to a wooden panel. Isn't it fantastic?

She is way too comfortable in there....

Sculpture garden. I wanted to walk on the stones in the water.

Then I came home and ate a bowl of cherries.
The end.



3 comments:

  1. VMF got changed a lot. They have got new art works now. I need to see them. You had a pretty good day!
    Yea. the belly looks still up.

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  2. Did I tell you how thankful I am for your blogging? It makes me feel normal about my pregnancy. I swear my feet HATE when I go walking. It seems that anyone who shares their pregnancy with me, it's like they don't experience all the little annoyances. Anyway, thanks, and love the museum pix!

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  3. Peter Sekwang KimJuly 28, 2012 at 3:58 AM

    Not today? call and sing for sloane
    Happy Birthday on the 29th Birthday!,,
    Have a great and blessed year with Ken anf Sloane to the next birthday

    Always
    Love and miss
    Dad

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