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Monday, April 11, 2011

My words exactly!

I just came back from a weekend in Philadelphia celebrating Dr. Erica's 30th birthday. Among the festivities was a visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum where I found two totally opposite spots for the color red. Below is a bumper sticker on the back of a Land Cruiser in the parking lot with words I live by daily. We had gone to see the Marc Chagall exhibit called Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle. On the way out, there hung one of Vincent van Gogh's many sunflowers. My heart always skips a beat when I see his brush-stroke signature, also in red. More red @ Ruby Tuesday.
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.

Vincent van Gogh

7 comments:

Ralph said...

We all like to se art in places besides a white wall illumined by track lighting. Why not on the road? This Toyota shows its arty side while avoiding the snooty character is some galleries. It passes us in the left lane, so we smile...art should be approachable!

The soft Van Gogh is lovely in its light pastels. Alas, a real one will never grace our walls - but the subject is beautiful, so a framed poster print will do!

Pietro said...

I like very much both Marc Chagall's and Vincent van Gogh's painting!
Happy Tuesday!

Granny Smith said...

Oh, Lucky you to see the Chagall exhibit! When it was at the San Francisco Art Museum, Otto and I went more than once.

The Land Cruiser owner was poet, as well as pleasing with the splash of color.

XOXO

Daryl said...

Happy belated birthday to Dr Erica .. and I too love Vincent's signature

Ms. Becky said...

you always make me think. I love that about you.

Patti said...

I'd love to have seen the Chagall exhibit.

Great bumper sticker!

Happy Ruby Tuesday ;-)

Donna said...

Glad you had a good time!
I think I like his paintings...I think...Hahahaaa
Great Red!
hughugs