A few photos of paintings we saw in the High Art Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a gorgeous, all white building (inside and out), curving staircase around and around to each floor, interesting glass placements throughout and tons of white walls to show off the work.
A pastel from Mary Cassatt, very loosely done so you could see the marks of the pastels well.
A lovely pastel from Degas.
A small but beautifully rendered Monet.
One cannot have Monet without also having Manet :)
One of my favorite artists in watercolor - and he's not too bad in oil, either!
John Singer Sargent. The title card said you could see the sand on the painting because he painted it at the beach and it must have been windy enough to pick up grains in the paint. It made it more interesting and textural and his loose brushstrokes on everything but the face of this friend of his is just gorgeous! A true master painter.
One of my favorites in the museum, a pastel from
Edmund Francois Aman-Jean (1890).
The softness of the dress - like silk
The sketchiness of the wrap - you can see all the marks
Comparing those two in this painting with the beautiful face and you knew you were looking at an artist who mastered pastel.
Another of my favorites, by Edvard Munch.
This one was called Madonna and then a woman's name in parentheses. In the book shop, they had a postcard but called it The Brooch with a woman's name after it.
I like to see the hand of the artist in the work. My favorites were often those where you could see the marks on the paper or canvas, knowing how the artist created the work.
One of the only pure watercolors in the museum.
It caught my eye although it was a small painting.
By Eugene Louis Boudin (1880).
Have you seen any great art lately?