Wednesday, February 02, 2011
A little culture — St. Jean Baptiste (Rodin) — MidWeek Blues
I should have known there would be some work of Rodin in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. I happily visited with Tim and Mrs. Jim mainly to see the large collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet, Cézanne, and Renoir. (Link)
This is one of the six casts of Rodin's St. Jean Baptiste in the world. I have seen three now, this in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, another at the Rodin Museum in Paris, and the third at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
I'll have to scan my prints from the Rodin Museum some time. His work is scattered all over there, inside the building and outside in the pretty garden.
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If you like art then go to Europe. We found this Cézanne original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (Cézanne Wikipedia link)
For more of our trek to the Albi click here.
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Be glad the storm missed you guys. It's a doozy and it mostly missed us too. We only got about 6 inches of snow but the wind is feocious.
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I fixed the problem you were having with the blog and your are linked. I am so sorry about the linky acting up. If you have trouble, leave your link in a comment and I will work with it.
Unfortunately, the Linky Tools I switched from will be charging a fee to use them and since I am not an money earning blog - this is just for fun - I really can't justify adding an expense.
Please bear with me until I find something that works...hopefully I will!
PS When is the big reveal for the dog cookies?
Thanks for stopping by.
Have you seen the newest google offering?
Free admission the any of the great museums of the world.
I went straight back to the Uffizi Florence and looked up La Primavera. I am so longing for spring right now.
Nice e to see that Adi is thriving.
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