Friday, January 13, 2012

Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!
 Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend so far!
For Christmas, my wonderful Daddy got me, my mom and my sister
tickets to our local art museum to see the Rembrandt in America exhibit!
"Rembrandt in America is the largest collection of
Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American
exhibition and the first major exhibition to explore in
depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America."
It was amazing!
I am NOT a big art buff,
but we knew this was a once in a lifetime type of event, so we all wanted to go!

Just learning about some of the history behind Rembrandt (1606-1669)
and how many of his pictures, including some of the ones on display are under
scrutiny since they can't be sure if he painted them or not, was really
fascinating! One of the theories is that Rembrandt did the faces
and hands on some of the ones in question
and then let his "staff" of painters, i.e. pupils, apprentices or
underlings complete the pictures.
One thing we did notice was his subjects got older as he got older.
But it was almost overwhelming being in the room with these paintings,
painted close to 400 years ago. The beauty and talent just left us breathless!
The detail of the fabric and the lace and the damask tone
on tone of the dress in this painting was
mind blowing. Yet some of the details could only be appreciated up close,
while others lost their perspective up close! A shine on a fingernail turned
out to just be a blob of white paint,
or a wrinkle in a forehead was just a grey squiggle or some paint scraped off!
Of course, as one lady said about one of the paintings, "Wow, she's ugly!"
If you have the chance to see this tour of paintings, do so!
You won't regret it! It is something I can cross off a bucket list I have not written yet!
Join Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound for other great Pink Saturday posts!


Grace said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Glad you crossed off an item off your bucket list! Thanks for sharing. Grace xoox

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny I'm in Louisiana and what a great gift and trip. I would be in heaven. Lately I've been pouring over the masters and getting more out of their paintings than ever before. You will never forget this. How utterly Pink Saturday! Blessings Terri

Cat & Cricket said...

Great post.. It is one thing I miss about moving out of the Philadelphia area to Florida... All the museums...
Glad to see you had a fabulous trip...

Susie Jefferson said...

Stunning, aren't they. Totally overwhelming in real life. Happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

I love art as well. You were fortunate in getting to attend this great artist show.

Leah H. said...

Wow, cool! Thank's for sharing this.

Visiting for Pink Saturday! Here's my share-hope you can stop by:)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful post for Pink Saturday.

My PINK is here. Please come and see.

Nancy said...

I hope this comes to the bay area, going to go check. Wonderful share!

HPS visit, have a great week!

Elaine said...

What a great opporunity to see these works of art first hand.. A great gift from your father to you both

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jenny.

My son and grandson went to this, too. My grandson loved it.