Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weekend field trip

Last weekend we went to NYC and one of our favorite parts of the trip was our visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They are open late on Saturday nights and we discovered that they have live music and serve cocktails on the mezzanine. What a wonderful way to spend a cold winter evening in NYC. We scored a table right up front by the music, a wonderful classical quartet. Not wanting to use the flash, the photos are quite dark so I did the best I could brightening them up in Photoshop but trust me, the setting was just perfect.





Polo made the observation that the violin player reminded him of this Delacroix painting of Paganini. I was impressed with his quick recall of the correct artist and subject. Which inspired me to want to paint her in this style.


Paganini
by Eugene Delacroix, c.1832

4 comments:

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Ann, can't wait to see your interpretation of her (and bravo to Polo for that instant recall!)

minti!! (can you believe that was my word?)

Roberta said...

I love the Met. I used to go all the time but since moving to Boston 20 years ago, I am embarrassed to say I haven't been in that long. We talk about going all the time. One of these days.......
Your photos are inspiring me to go!

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh sigh...What a fabulous evening this sounds to have been! I've never been to the Met but oh would I love to go!! Can't wait to see your next piece, Ann! It shall be a violinist?

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I've never been! I'm so envious that you had such a nice time.

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