Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer Blog Challenge Day 10 - June 10-- Cost aside, famous artpieceyou would have in your home.

I was so excited to write about this as soon as I read the prompt. I love art, I've always loved art and I was lucky enough to meet and marry a man who loves art as much as I do. One of our early Valentine's Day dates was to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I had never been since I had grown up outside D.C., but he had been many times since he is a South Jersey boy. It was at this museum that I discovered and fell in love with the art of Jasper Johns. Don't know who he is? Here is a wonderful article that I think truly captures what his work is about. I'll let you "Google" him if you want to know the usual age, birth place, etc.

This is the piece of his that I would love to own if cost were not an issue. It's called CATENARY (I call to the grave).

I know, it looks like mostly a bunch of gray, but it's not. There is so much more to this painting than can be seen in a picture of it. I literally stood and stared at this for at least 15 minutes when I saw it. It called to me and I could not stop analyzing it.

If you ever get to the Philly area, I recommend you stop at the art museum and check out this masterpiece. There's so much great art at that museum. Plus, you can stand on the top of the steps and pretend you're Rocky.