Well it's official, I suck at taking pictures of artwork hanging on a wall. I can never seem to get them centered in the picture, and they always look crooked. I swear when I'm taking the picture, everything looks good in the window. It's just the final result doesn't seem to match up. Of course if I somehow manage to get it centered and straight, the lighting is off. And since they are very strict against flashes, there isn't a whole lot I can do about that. Well maybe I could, if I was better with a camera.
But getting off that subject, I just wanted to share some of the pictures I took on my last trip to the Wichita Art Museum. As I posted back last year, if I have a Saturday off, I'm at the museum, even if it's only for a hour. Since it's free admission on those days, you do have to deal with kids running around more often than not, but it's always worth the distractions.
This time around, I did take a picture of the Mary Cassatt that so many people love, and while I like it, it's not my favorite of the American Impressionism works that they have. That honor goes to the first picture I'm showing you, The Black Shawl by Frederick Carl Frieseke. The rest of the pictures are of works I truly look forward to seeing every time I go to the museum, but for some reason I didn't take pictures of them the last time I was there.
|The Black Shawl by Frederick Carl Frieseke (1905)|
|Mother and Child by Mary Cassatt (1890)|
|Falls in January by John H. Twatchman (1895)|
|Daydream by Sidney Goodman (1986-1987)|
|Coal Mine Disaster by Vincent La Gambina (1941)|
|Summer of 1941 by Louis Bouche (1941)|
|Sunlight on Brownstones by Edward Hopper (1956)|
And just for the fun of it, when I was there, I visited the gift shop and bought a few postcards and 2 notecards. I would like to send them to a random commentor who leaves a comment by 4/2/13.