We spent Saturday morning at the Museum of Natural History. Did you know that the arms of Majungasaurus are shorter than those of T. Rex?
I captured the images above during a recent visit. From the top left:
1. Detail from Jacopo del Casentino’s Enthroned Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels (circa 1325)
2. Detail from Eastman Johnson’s Boyhood of Lincoln (1868)
3. Detail from James McNeill Whistler’s Sea and Rain (1865)
4. Detail from John Francis Murphy’s Landscape (1880)
5. Detail from Max Ernst’s At the Crossroads (1955)
6. Two Girls Reading (Pablo Picasso; 1934)
Earlier this week, we explored the Kelsey’s collection of ancient and medieval artifacts.
At the Chicago Botanic Garden orchid show.
On Monday, in addition to Robert Salmon’s South Sea Whale Fishing II (1831), the Barry Moser-illustrated Moby Dick put me in a “Hast seen?” mood.
On Wednesday, I watched the activity in the penguin exhibit on the main level of the New England Aquarium through the skeleton of a North American right whale.
A few more photos captured on my recent trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
■ Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Éragny-sur-Epte; Camille Pissarro, 1895
■ Seacoast at Trouville; Claude Monet, 1881
■ Seascape II; Hyman Bloom, 1974
■ Endlessly Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism; Josiah McElheny, 2007
■ Olmec mask; 900–600 BC
■ South Sea Whale Fishing II; Robert Salmon, 1831
The above are some of the images I captured today at Hyman Bloom: Matters of Life and Death, an exhibit I first saw last summer.
■ Boxer in His Corner, 1930
■ Old Woman Climbing, undated
■ Detail from The Bride, 1943-45
■ Detail from The Bride, 1941
■ Detail from Rocks and Autumn Leaves, 1949-51