Happy Friday! It is still early morning and I am ready to jump back in bed and snuggle in for the weekend. The weather is frigid and lends itself to a pile of beautiful books and a cup of something warm to accompany me on my journey.
This weekend I have decided to be an arm chair traveler and explore some old familiar friends as well as some new ones.
I have many books, probably too many but that is a story for another day, and recently came across these Great Museums of the World books on my shelf.
What better place to "visit" this weekend than some of my favorite museums as well as some that I have not had the pleasure of getting to know?
I am fascinated by museums and can sit for hours staring at my favorite pieces; trying to imagine how it was painted, where, in what setting, and the meaning behind each person or setting.
Although I have been to many of the great museums of Europe I often find that some of my most memorable moments were in tiny relatively unknown museums where treasures abound. A small Renoir at the Limoges Museum or an alabaster, Egyptian burial piece from the Richmond Museum, or the largest collection of Monet outside of France in Philadelphia.
What is your favorite museum? Do you have a favorite artist, genre or piece that speaks to you?
If you are like me and you you love art than pick up a book and visit one of your favorite pieces this weekend. If you do not have any books handy than visit the Google Art Project where you can currently visit 184 collections, featuring 7758 artists, and 37,006 artworks!
The Google Art Project is an amazing feat and each time I visit I am amazed by the scope of the project and the accessibility of art from well know to small collections. It is fascinating to me to really be able to look, up close and personal at my favorite piece, and to see each brush stroke.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, be safe!