“L’ Âme de l’Hiver”
A nice, relaxing song that changes from gentle piano tinkling to soft reggae beats. I do enjoy the horns and bass that show up occasionally in the song. I can see why the artist titled their album after the Impressionist. The song here captures the airy atmosphere of a Monet painting.
I should check out more of this person’s music.
Went to the Columbia Museum of Art and they had this adorable addition. I picked Monet over the Pablo Picasso doll, because he seemed much more welcoming and squishy. Even his outfit exudes elements of sweetness and warmth. However, why did they make his facial expression so sad and confused?
Also known as artworks I have seen in person:
I have gawked at the notebook pages and paintings of Leonardo da Vinci.
I have seen the portrait of George Washington.
I have seen Paolo Veronese’s Christ in the House of Levi.
I have walked underneath the murals of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. There, the three-dimensional illusion played with my eyes so much, it felt like the painted characters would fall on me at any moment.
I have walked around Michelangelo’s David.
I have seen the works of Titian.
I have seen Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
I have bent down and looked at the pages from the Book of Kells at Trinity College.
I have seen Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi.
I have seen a Caravaggio at the National Gallery of Ireland.
I have felt overwhelmed by immense sculpture of Alexander Calder.
I have marveled at the small canvas of the Raft of the Medusa.
I have seen and adored Cellini’s Perseus Slaying Medusa while I walked through Florence’s center of sculpture.
I have seen the sweet pastel color scheme of Claude Monet.
I have seen The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. Quite small, yes?
I have followed the stories of William Hogarth. Stories that always end in horrible tragedy.
Am I finished with my pilgrimages? Not at all.
I am not entirely happy with this report, but at the same time, I feel like I have written all that I could write about. However, I do plan to come back to this report.
As of now, I have visited the Columbia Museum of Art four times. I enjoy this place for their accessible look at the history of Western Art.