"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."
~ Claude Monet

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Smith College Art Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts

All photos in this post by Gina Duarte

Henri Fuseli, Swiss, 1741-1825
Lady Constance, Arthur, and Salisbury ("Here I and sorrows sit")
Shakespeare, King John, act III, scene I. 1783

 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German, 1880-1938
Dodo and Her Brother, 1908-1920

Florine Stetheimer, American, 1871-1944
Henry McBride, Art Critic, 1922

Above and below:  Pablo Picasso

George Rouault, French, 1871-1958
Christ of the Incas, 1930's


Anonymous said...

They allow to photograph the exhibits? I don't think we'd get away with that here. Well done.

Henry Fuseli was a contemporary of Blake and you can see the similarity in their work. That woman looks seriously pissed off!

I really like the blue Picasso and Jesus's head is cool, too.

Good to have a peep at the museum. Please keep it up.

Gina said...

Hey, Jerry! Glad you came by.
Regarding photography in museums. In the U.S. it varies widely. In Europe it appears more restricted, from my own experiences.

At this small museum (filled with very expensive works) they allow photography only of items in their permanent collection. Pieces from that collection which are incorporated into special exhibitions are off-limits. I was almost jumped by the museum lady when I went to set my camera to photograph a favorite painting there by Redon; which I knew was in the permanent collection but mixed into a special exhibition! She told me she was warned via her little ear thingie by the person looking at the footage provided through cameras. Yikes!

I almost got thrown out of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam last summer but I have only myself to blame for the escapade. I was in a serious renegade mood with my camera. :-)

susan said...

What a wonderful start! You do very well with your camera under tricky lighting conditions.