Thursday, March 13, 2008

art in Sarasota

Got to Sarasota today after 8 hours in planes and airports, actually wasn't all that bad of a day. Mom picked me up, and we drove (she looking right thru the steering wheel, picture that!) to the museum here to see an exhibit on Grandma Moses. Very interesting pictures and biography. Couldn't decide if I liked her art or not. Actually, that's not true. I did like most of it, and took pleasure in her total abandon of rules and regulations about art.

Also an amazing exhibit at the circus museum, an entire exhibit...a man's life work..of a miniature circus world. 55 years this man has worked on this project and it just went on exhibit in 2005.

55 years! One project.

Tenacious

6 comments:

Debra Kay said...

I love Sarasota! I MISS Sarasota. But, you probably need it more than I, I took some pictures of flowers blooming today.

Lynn said...

Oh there you are Mim trapsing all over the country. Grandma Moses indeed. How fortuante to see her works in real time. Isn't her story wonderful? I want to be here in quiltdom.

human being said...

His work is extraordinary and praise-worthy. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Forever Young said...

55 years one project, that's notright somehow, just not right,,,,have a lovely time with mom, make some more memories.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i was just talking to someone the other day about grandma moses; how fortunate was she to be a well known female artist; especially self taught and being in her sixties? did she have connections that helped it happen?

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Michele said...

I really love folk art. There is an artist here in Dallas, I think he is originally from Russia and he paints Jewish folk art picture. They are really amazing. We went to visit him once just to look and ended up coming home with three paintings.