I didn’t plan a blog post for my outing today, so I have only a few photos to share. But share I will! I spent a bit of the afternoon today at the Cincinnati Art Museum, a place with which I am, sadly, not familiar enough. Perhaps I’ve shared a chronic and increasing fascination with painting, and I think that is what drew me to the museum today. I wanted to study Real Paintings. Up close and personal. I wanted to look for brush strokes and curious color choices and to think on how they made those paintings, so long ago. And so I did. Here’s what I found…..
There was simply too much to take in. I can’t pick a favorite, though I do find the sheep herding painting by one Anton Mauve, to be especially fetching. The paintings I found myself most drawn to were those with a quality of light in them. So many of them just glow in a way that seems otherworldly.
Although I had my sketchbook with me, I pretty much walked around with my mouth half open just looking, taking it all in. Next time I go, I might draw this guy’s hand…. because it’s beautiful.