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Response to oldhippie (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 07:06 PM

31. Hey, you should visit my Friday AFternoon Challenge here at DU in GD! It's all about art (usually).

5 pm EDT Friday Afternoon is when I post it. I have a great Challenge this week! If nothing else, it will pique your interest, but I'll bet you know a lot of it!

Oh, did I love Madrid! The Prado and La Reina Sofia! My trip to Spain for art in 2008 changed my life! I was entranced by Madrid and by the Guggenheim in Bilbao. I did like Barcelona but was put off by all the crowds...it would have been a great place to go 30 years ago...sad, really...

Oh yes, get thee to NYC. In March I was in the Frick for their very nice Renoir, full length paintings of couples dancing. In July I saw Adele Bloch-Bauer and other Klimt's at the Neue Galerie. Adele is permanent (since 2006 when Ron Lauder bought it for the Galerie) but the others were loans. Good stuff. I LOVE house museums!

If you can get back to Europe, I hope you can get to the Hague and see Girl with Pearl Earring and esp. View of Delft, both of course by Vermeer. The Maurtishaus is closed for renovation but they have those two paintings in other galleries in town. I nearly fainted looking at View of Delft, it is so magnificent.

Hope you get to Amsterdam! Went last fall on a barge to visit towns where the Dutch Old Masters painted. Two big stops in Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. Must see!

Have you been to Paris? I could write a book...

Florence? I did an 8 day intensive on the Early Renaissance there and it was fabulous. Don't go without asking me for my list of "must see" art you might not otherwise encounter...

Sorry to go on and on...my obsession...

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