Sunday, September 21, 2008

Monet to Picasso

Rebekah and I went to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts up at the University of Utah yesterday to see the Monet to Picasso exhibit. We had bought our tickets on-line a few days earlier...tickets that give you not only a specific day to come but a specific block of time so that they don't end up hugely crowded at any given moment. All the same, being that it was the last weekend for this 3 month visiting exhibit, we still stood in line for an hour before finding ourselves face to face with any paintings. It was kind of surreal, actually. We were looking at all these paintings, listening to the history of the artist and the work on our headphones and all the sudden it would jump out at me, "Holy Crap! I'm standing in front of an actual VanGogh!" or "That's Picasso's signature right there!" or "This Monet, that I could literally reach out and touch, (if I don't care about being hauled off by security guards) is probably worth millions of dollars!" It was awesome. Rebekah favorite was VanGogh's "Poplars at Saint-Remy." This painting was on the front of their posters advertising the showing. Rebekah said that she hadn't been all that impressed until she saw the actual work on the wall. And I second that opinion. This little copy that I've posted here really doesn't do it justice. My favorite was Monet's "The Red Kerchief: Portrait of Camille Monet." Not sure why this one stuck with me as much as it did. I loved how the red popped out of an otherwise neutral colored canvas. But that was the whole point. I would recommend that you all go see this awesome exhibit but sadly, it closes today.

5 comments:

Liz said...

What a fun thing for you two to do together! That sounds like a wonderful exhibit--I'm glad you got to enjoy it so much. This makes me want to go and check out some of the museums around here since I haven't really gotten out too much lately.

Croft Family said...

As I was reading this I thought was a great experience for Rebekah to go with her mom.

Mindy said...

That sounds like it was have a wonderful experience to have with Rebekah.

Mindy said...

yea that word have wasnt supposed to be in there. Sorry that is how my brain is working today. (or not working, bad day)

The Snow's said...

I would have liked to go but I don't think anyone in my family would have liked to have come with me. Jeremy is going to the bodyworks exhibit whenever it comes out, with his work. I guess not only will it be interesting for them, it might help them understand the body better which they deal with in their line of work.