|Will transfer this soon|
DH took me to the city last Saturday. We haven't taken advantage of our membership at the Met museum for a while. Whenever we were in the city, it was always in the area that was too far from the Met museum. We spent our time around European paintings and Robert Lehman Art Collection. There was a really interesting exhibition "Room with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century", which featured thirty oils and thirty works on paper. We weren't allowed to snap pictures at special exhibition, so if you'd like to know more you can see more here and some of the artwork here
Seeing all of those paintings made me really happy; I felt energized and motivated. Often times I wish I was exposed to all of those beautiful paintings when I was a kid:)
(all photos by David F. Luecke, © Alamanda Art. Original works © their respective creators. All rights reserved.)
|Jean Baptiste Greuze's painting of Charles Claude de Flahaut de La Billarderie|
|Jacques-Louis David's painting of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and his wife Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze|
|Francois Hubert Drouais: Portrait of a Young Woman as a Vestal Virgin|
|Michiel Sweerts: Man Holding a Jug|
|Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: Princesse de Broglie|
I just can't stop staring at Ingres' painting...I was in awe! This painting looks as if it was just painted recently. It looks vibrant and striking.
|Camille Corot: Diana and Actaeon|
|Johannes Vermeer: A Maid Asleep|
ooooh Vermeer *dreamy expression*. Such a beauty
Hans Memling: Annunciation
|Antonio Canova: Cupid and Psyche|
|Raimundo de Madrazo y Garetta: Masquerades|
|Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Two Young Girls at the Piano|
|Sir Joshua Reynolds: Lady Smith and Her Children|
|Arthur Devis: Mr and Mrs. Richard Bull|
And of course our short visit to the city would be incomplete without some tastiness. We stopped by at this place called Little Brown Chocolate Bakery & Coffee Shop. I didn't know about their other baked goods and coffee, but their brownies and toffee bar were quite tasty for my little snacks:) DH took me to Ottomanelli for steak burger for our dinner. Reasonable price and quite filling. I rarely cook meat at home, so we tend to pick food that I don't cook at home when we eat out.
Our last stop before heading home was La Tropezienne bakery. This bakery had no sign at all outside their shop, so we found it like five minutes before they were closed. Oh my, loads of tastiness - little frosted cakes, eclairs, cream cheese pastries, little fruit pies....oh yummy yum. Can you tell how much I love my sweet treats? I was so tempted to adopt all of those yumminess.
I seriously dream of having an art museum and patisserie/bakery as my neighbors. I can make my own coffee or tea, so I don't mind if they're farther, but patisserie and art museum? come here, let me hug you.