"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." Albert Einstein
We went to the Denver Art Museum last week. It has been awhile
since I have been, and though I saw many paintings I have seen before
many times, I was still able to see many of them with new eyes. I am
still amazed at how a little bit of knowledge can send you off with a
shift in your perceptions. One example is the room of British portraits.
I have always enjoyed it for the historical aspect, but this time I
looked at it as if I were the painter. I decided it would have been more
laborious than fun and I did come away grateful that we don't wear such
clothes with all the beading, embroidery and lace! But then on the
other hand, it could be a joy-filled challenge to get into the patterns
of it all.
The Western Art collection had a few gems in it, but overall, I think the Anschutz collection
was far more worthy. And then there is the collection at the Denver
Public Library, which also has a stunning western art collection.
Just a reminder - Vincent Van Gogh coming to Denver Art Museum this fall! Don't miss it!