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Walls of Creativity, Part 2

Continuing with this week’s photo challenge of walls, another great exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA) was that of Japanese woodblock prints. There were two exhibits – prints from Kawase Hasui (1883 to 1957) and a commission from a more contemporary artist, Miwako Nishizawa. Unfortunately, I could not take pictures at the Kawase Hasui…

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Walls of Creativity, Part 1

During a recent visit to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA), I came across an exhibit of 20th and 21st Century Art. Although I’m often not a fan of what is in these galleries, they changed since the last time I walked through there and I was impressed by their creativity. For this week’s…

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Night At The Museum

Friday night started with me leaving work right on time, which was a treat.  I didn’t feel like doing anything around the house, so I suggested to my favorite boy toy that he clean up and we go back to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art for the evening.  They’re open two nights a week –…

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The Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army has come to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and it’s awesome. The figures are over 2,000 years old, mostly undamaged and full of exquisite detail. They’re big too! I expected them to be much shorter, based on the size of the clothing I saw during the exhibit for The Forbidden City.…

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Ornate Tattoos on Exhibit

Through November 29, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art has an exhibit on “Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition“. To say they’re ornate is an understatement. They are fantastic. I’m not a big fan of tattoos, but the artistry is incredible. This enormous picture shows a variety of tattoos, some of which are still in progress.…

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Portrait of Lydia Schabelsky

This week’s photo challenge is to interpret “intricate” and for that, I’d like to share one of my favorite paintings at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. This is Lydia Schabelsky, Baroness Staël-Holstein. According to the placard, the picture was to be “a lasting record of their youth, status, good sense and fashion taste”. Isn’t she…

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Contemplating The Holidays

This week’s Six Word Friday uses the word “escape” – Sighs escape when contemplating the holidays. The months continue to fly by.  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away?  And Christmas five weeks after? In July, I jotted down a few ideas of changes for the holidays after I’d read an article in the Wall…

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The Beauty of Glass (Chihuly)

I love touching things.  Sewing my own clothes and later, doing needlepoint, were great outlets for me.  I revel in the textures of rough, smooth, silky, grainy, and everything in-between.  Glass and leather are particularly fascinating to me.  Their smoothness and appearance sing little songs for me to touch and look at them, whether it…

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