Monday, August 26, 2013

Words, Art and Beauty

Most of the time, I'm all about words, but sometimes words don't do justice when it comes to describing beautiful works of art. 
Perhaps a picture really is worth a thousand words.
So, rather than writing a long post today, I thought I'd share more photos from my recent trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum. 
Here are some photos of beautiful creations -- the Edgar Degas "Little Dancer of Fourteen Years," Claude Monet's "Water Lilies," -- and other works of art that stirred my soul.


  1. I love Monet's watercolors, so that's my favorite picture. Regarding sculpture, I'm spoiled by Don Wiegand's work. His bronze casts are eerily life-like and could take their place next to any of the masters!

    Critter Alley

  2. These pieces speak to the soul, don't they?

  3. Hi Pat,
    Don must be a wonderful sculptor!

    Hi Linda,
    Yes, they do!

  4. I could spend hours in an art museum (and actually have from time to time). You've inspired me to add another excursion to my "get out of the house" resolution for next week. :D

  5. You are SO fortunate to be close enough to go often. Our last trip there was couple of years ago. I was thrilled. I stood in front of the water lilies for quite a while. They draw you in...I could have stayed longer.

  6. I often forget how much I enjoy the visual arts - thank you for the reminder! :)

    I got to see an exhibit of Monet's work in Vegas a few years ago and it was so lovely. And, when in Italy, getting to see many of the pieces I learned about in art history classes, was just such an amazing experience.

  7. Hi Patricia,
    Yay! I'm happy you're taking an excursion.

    Hi Claudia,
    It's so easy to get lost in the museum. When I leave I'm inspired.

    Hi Madeline,
    You are welcome. How wonderful that you've been able to visit museums with such lovely works of art.

  8. I sat in the art museum and wrote about that dancer.


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