In honor of the recent Met Gala, (a fabulous celebration of the centuries of art and Catholicism, and by no means appropriation as some critics have cried), I am celebrating some of my favourite artworks displayed at the Met. It goes without saying that the Met is far too big to be explored in just … More Magic at the Met
03/20/2018 – My recent Spring Break was spent running around New York City. As a first time visitor, I can probably excused for embracing all the touristy excursions like Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and Top of the Rock. Getting lost amongst the millions of passersby, I was struck by that famous opening monologue of (in … More As Tough And Romantic As The City
Here are some pictures of the art and architecture of the National Gallery. This is the exterior of the Art Gallery: This is an image of the interior. Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh (1888). The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein (1533) The Fighting Temeraire, J. W. M. Turner (1839) The Execution of Emperor Maximilian, Edouard Manet (1867-9)
My first and fondest memories of art galleries has to be when I would drag my dad up to see new exhibitions in London museums during my summer holidays. London has an impressive array of art museums throughout the capital, from the renowned to the more obscure, but my first blog entry will detail the … More There’s No Place Like Home
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts”. This quote belongs to Mark Twain, and unlike many of the misquotations attributed to the man, I can confirm its authenticity in his travel book, The Innocents Abroad. When the book was published in 1869, Twain … More That Flighty Temptress, Adventure.
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton