Author: rjones1138

Meditation on Canvas

I have been really fortunate. I have been to Florence several times and stood in front of this painting – for a long time – twice. It is like meditating as you look at its perfection. This is fine example of renaissance art, when Western artists began to paint in a much more humanist way.…

Impressionism Central

Every major impressionist exhibit I’ve been to has been very popular. As I write this, I am looking at my living room walls where we have 4 impressionist paintings and 1 from Klimt. So not surprised why impressionism is so popular. The best place for this sort of art is in France at the d’Orsay.…

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The Met Streetviews

The defining venue of museum mile. World class galleries and a nice website with some virtual galleries provided by google. The Met Streetviews The picture is from the parking garage, which makes it convenient to get to the Met – just take the 86th street transverse from the west side – through the park –…

Cherry Blossoms

The National Gallery, Washington DC

This is one of those museums that can be done as a day trip. Drive to the Shady Grove or Greenbelt Metro stations and zip into the city. Take the Green or Yellow trains to Archive. The galley has a great cafe and always some surprises. Here’s a link to their online collections.

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The Guggenheim

I think many people overlook the the Guggenheim, situated at the upper end of Museum Mile. But it should not be overlooked. The architectural wonder alone is worth the trip. To be just 3 hours from all the NYC museums is a blessing to us in Central Pennsylvania – most people who live in “the…

Venus

Art Zoom from Google

OK, this is fantastic. When I was at the Uffizi, I got close enough to The Birth of Venus to see how Sandro painted the whitecaps on the ocean. Amazing. This set of images put out in the cloud by Google let’s you be that close to these masterpieces. Use the tools to really really…

Baltimore Boticelli

My Baltimore Painting

This is a fantastic painting and it’s right here in the states in Baltimore. It is in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s European collection and I really think very few people realize it’s here. It is a wonderful Botticelli and there is never anyone in the room – I usually have it all to myself…

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Atari ST

OK, so this is not a virtual museum. But I did sneak a few of my interests into this site. You may have found my collection of old, black & white iai sword videos. Or my synopsis of my trip to the post-Soviet state of Armenia. Skip past these unless you feel like taking a…

themThangs

WARNING – Many of these images are just amazing and I have never ever seen such a trove of cultural imagery. But some of these images are also disturbing or explicit, so be warned. From the site: Them Thangs is an image blog run by Justin Blyth. Ritualistic Iconography Systems of symbols and pictures that…

armenia

OK, so this is not a virtual museum. But I did sneak a few of my interests into this site. You may have run into my page memorializing the famous Atari ST. Or my preservation of some old but valuable iai videos. Skip past these unless you feel like taking a diversion of questionable value.…