Most people are thrilled to go to the Louvre, but I, stubborn as I am, was not really enthused. I have been many times, and though have seen a very small section of the Louvre, would still rather do something else if I had my druthers. My traveling companion however, was hellbent on seeing the Mona Lisa, and it being a wet, miserable day, I said okay to going. We waited 30" in the rain to get inside and then another 20" to get a ticket. I then waited while she went to see Leonardo's painting. I drew the line at fighting the crowds there! While she was doing that I looked at the map of the different wings and opted to go to see the Flemish section. My photos may not be the best but I took some photos of the pieces that struck my fancy, including of course, those that are more easily recognizable.
|Repentant St Peter, 1651, Gerard Seghers|
I really loved this painting. It had such depth to it and fit into the dark/light pattern we are covering this month in the Advanced Master Painting class.
|The Lacemaker, 1669, Johann Vermeer|
My photo of The Astronomer did not turn out very well. The two Vermeers were on one wall together.
|The Young Artist, 1673, Jan Lievens|
|Woman Preparing Legumes, 1684, Pieter de Hooch |
(there were a number of paintings by Pieter I liked, but this one was my favorite.)
|Young painter in the Atelier, 1673, Barent Fabritius|
the Astronomer" did not exist! Such a shame.