Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In the Flesh

Five years ago I got to spend five days in NYC with my brother and visit The Met and The MoMA. I got to see my very first Van Gogh--in the flesh. It was an exciting and surreal experience. It amazes me how differently you experience art in person. There's so much more richness and texture and LIFE in the painting. It's almost as if the painting is a living, breathing soul.

Last month I got to visit Washington, DC for the very first time and one of the highlights was The National Gallery of Art. I got to see more Van Gogh, along with some Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec and my favorite Modigliani.

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