Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Day At The Museum

We braved the wind, snow and cold to visit the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio.


The snow had stopped by the time we finally got to Cincy.


This little guy greets you at the door. It wasn't as cold INSIDE the museum as it appears.


I know that I've talked about this in a previous posting, but I went back to the museum just to see these next two pictures. I love John Singer Sargeant's work. This museum has two of them.


Here's the other. This one was a test question in a college class I took a million years ago. She's still beautiful.


This painting was also a test question.


This snippet came froma painting depcting a slave market. Any doubt about the job series the woman on the left holds?


Contrary to the fifth grade passerby, the title of this piece is NOT "Naked Chick with Leg in Air".


Don't know about you, but red chickens speak to me.


OK, my preference is showing. I confess.


And in reply ... an old fashioned rolling eyes smiley.


This is the man who said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Benjamin Franklin. (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790) Most people would probably recoognize him from our highest denomination of currency in circulation - the 100USD. Life is just that good, you know?


Speaking of life being good, aren't everyone of us glad to be a Mammal?


Television is a monster. I get it. I've seen the "Jerry Springer Show".


Speaking of horrors and shame, this one is Eve after being discovered by God in the Garden of Eden. The Fall of Man is mere moments away. This image shows the external only. If you can visit this statue, walk around her side and look up at her face. That image, perfectly executed, is why this is a masterpiece.


In Indian mythology, Yakshi is a female goddess associated with the fertility of the earth, love, and beauty. This mythos considers every woman a Goddess, and I think they have a point.


Wether they look like this ...


or this ...


They're all beautiful, like Miss Sunshine.


The Museum was a lot of fun. If you're ever in Cincinnati, you have to visit.

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-2787

6 comments:

Mel said...

Wow.

I enjoyed the virtual tour, tyvm! :-)

Grass said...

yeah, thanks for the virtual tour Skeeter.. I just wished you showed us the face of Eve, you got me curious why it was a masterpiece after all..hehehe unfortunately for me, I'm continents away from Cincinatti.. how unfortunate.. :(

Leni Qinan said...

Lyric Muse is definitely my favourite too!

And believe it or not, we've had that TV robot 2 years ago in Madrid, in an art exhibition!

Take care!

PS.- Have I read 'Miss Sunshine'?

Bachelor said...

I love art museums! There is so much to be seen. I think sometimes the level of energy in creating these masterpieces is overlooked. Great shots, skeeter. Glad you have a great day! Hopefully, I can make it to the Cincy Art Museum someday. The Bach

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

Great Pics!! I wish someday I will visit this.. ;)

zirelda said...

How awesome. Thank you for sharing those photos.

I had a game called Masterpiece when I was a kid. A couple of the paintings you posted were in that game.

Too neat. I hope I get out that way someday.