23 March 2007

How cool is this

All the third graders at my 8yo's school went to the Museum of Fine Arts today for a field trip. They went to see The Masterpieces of French Painting on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1800-1920.

A quote from the MoFA page:

Over 50 paintings by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cézanne, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec show the breadth and depth of the revolutionary vision shared by the members of this group. Among the most outstanding paintings are Manet´s Boating (1874), Monet´s La Grenouillère (1869) and Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies (1899), and Degas´s The Dancing Class (probably 1871).

Highlights from the Post-Impressionist period include Cézanne´s The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L´Estaque (c. 1885), Paul Gauguin´s mystical Ia Orana Maria (Hail Mary) (1891) and Vincent van Gogh´s expressive Cypresses (1889). Works by Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard represent the Nabis movement, and works by Henri Matisse, including Reclining Odalisque (1926) and a selection of Pablo Picasso´s paintings on the cusp of Cubism round out the exhibition.

So anyway, she loved it. That just excites me to no end. She said she loves Van Gogh.

See, I told ya, way cool!

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