My World Tuesday: Hartford, Saturday Style

From Mar 26, 2011

We went to Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday to visit the Wadsworth Atheneum and see an exhibit of Monet's Water Lilies paintings.


From Mar 26, 2011

There were permutations on Monet's beloved theme that we had not seen before--like this one behind the mime and the families. My photo does not do it justice; sitting and taking it in, I could see the reflections of clouds, the shadows of trees, life above and below the surface of the water. The painting felt like a summer's day.


From Mar 26, 2011

The Wadsworth is full of works from great artists and sumptuous, sensuous wonders from artists I'll never remember even if their works sing in memory. It's wonderful that even in these miserable economic times there are the resources for this wonderful place to renovate, restore, and expand. Even the chain-link fence offered up samples of art that transformed the street.


From Mar 26, 2011


My World Tuesday

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  1. Looks like such a great museum and a lovely place to spend part of your weekend! They're one of my favorite places to go! Hope you have a great day, Sandy! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. How interesting! I enjoyed my visit here. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Lucky you to be near enough to a museum to take in any showings. So much inspiration there no doubt.

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  4. I agree that it's wonderful that there are still places that are devoted to art and beauty. Sounds like you really enjoyed. Glad for you.

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  5. Anonymous12:35 PM

    What a lovely place to visit! I do love Monet.

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  6. That's a place that I would love to visit!

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  7. I especially love the one with the silhouettes in front AND the fence one. . . makes for very interesting photos of subjects that don't rely on just one main point. . . keep it up!

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  8. Your prose describes the Monet painting beautifully and adds to the wonder that one must feel when seeing the famous original in person. And it is always good news when the arts aren’t cut to the bare bone. Thanks for sharing this interesting piece of the exhibit, Sandy!

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  9. Anonymous4:24 PM

    anytime is perfect museum day.

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  10. That sounds like a great day out.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  11. A lovely way to spend the day. I would like to see the Monet paintings.

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  12. I'm so jealous. I don't know much about art but I know that I would love to see more of Monet's paintings. I've read about the Wadsworth before and its on my bucket list.

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  13. Anonymous6:37 PM

    What a wonderful thing to do. Nice to see people being still interested to visit such a place. Please have you all a good Tuesday.


    daily athens

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  14. love your creative photos...

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  15. looks like a fascinating place to visit.

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  16. WOW to the chain-link fence one, Sandy!

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  17. Wonderful shots. This sure looks like an interesting experience.

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  18. I like those angles and perspectives. http://looseleafnotes.com

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  19. Beautiful artwork displayed there, and the chain link fence is very cool.

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  20. Dell is so pretty! And I'm sure the water lilies were incredible to view (I saw some of his work years ago, breathtaking!) Sounds like a very good day.

    Hugs, G

    www.takeahappybreak.com

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  21. seems like we need art even more when the times aren't so great.

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  22. Great place to visit.

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  23. Beautiful! I love art. Thanks for sharing a slice of your world Sandy.

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  24. i've seen some Monets at the MMA a few years ago, they're beautiful. visiting museums is one of my goals this summer, my brain food and inexpensive, too.:p

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  25. Beautiful! That last photo is sublime.

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  26. great shots...

    visiting from My World...
    mine's here:
    http://kc2009.blogspot.com/2011/03/mag-aso-getaway.html

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  27. I have never been to this museum. I like you posting photo of Monet's painting. It's huge and long. Someday I hope to see this one in person.

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  28. I like so much Monet. A beautiful series of images about the exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

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  29. Looks like a great day : )

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  30. I love all of these city photographs.
    I am enthralled by urban beauty as much as rural.

    I like that you see beauty and art wherever as well.

    Have a great weekend , Sandy.

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