Art

“The world is but a canvass to our imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez – Medellin Colombia

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez – Medellin Colombia

I visited Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez in December 2012 during my second trip to Colombia. I mentioned the museum in my post The Kindness of Strangers a few days ago. The museum was my favorite in Medellin, although on a different day I may say that Museo de Antioquia was my favorite! I fall […]

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Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul Turkey – One of My Favorite Cities

Istanbul, Turkey is on my list of favorite cities for solo travelers. Istanbul is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. The first time I visited I stayed in the Sultanahmet district due to the abundance of historic sites within walking distance and the availability of cheap accommodation. If luxury is more your style try the […]

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Road Trip to Fort Worth – Art  Jazz  Cattle

Road Trip to Fort Worth – Art Jazz Cattle

Returning Saturday evening to the Sundance Square district in downtown Fort Worth I drove to the same parking garage only this time I drove all the way to the top level before finding a spot. A healthy seven flights down to street level and off to the plaza to enjoy the evening. It was much more lively […]

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Road Trip to Fort Worth – Art & Music

Road Trip to Fort Worth – Art & Music

The Age of Picasso and Matisse – Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago is the exhibit that motivated the timing of my road trip from Austin to Fort Worth. I purchased the $18 ticket online before leaving Austin because I have experienced long lineups at other museums in the past but the lines were […]

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Road Trip to Fort Worth – Visit to The Modern

Road Trip to Fort Worth – Visit to The Modern

It was the Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibit the Age of Picasso & Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago  that enticed me to make a road trip to Fort Worth this past weekend.  For several years I heard from friends and acquaintances that Fort Worth was home to many renowned art museums and they […]

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Sculpture by El Anatsui

Sculpture by El Anatsui

This sculpture by El Anatsui consists of copper wire and aluminum. Thousands of liquor bottle wrappers are sewn together with copper wire creating a rich tapestry from ordinary objects that had been tossed away. It is part of the permanent collection at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin Texas. I first set eyes on Anatsui’s […]

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Child on a Horse by Fernando Botero

Child on a Horse by Fernando Botero

Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s painting of his son Pedrito on a wooden horse. Botero painted the portrait shortly after four-year-old Pedrito was killed in an auto accident in Spain in 1974 during a family vacation. The painting Pedrito  on a Horse can be seen at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin Colombia – one of […]

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Mona Lisa Painting by Fernando Botero

Mona Lisa Painting by Fernando Botero

Museo de Botero is located in La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia.  The museum was founded after a donation from the private collection of Fernando Botero including works by Dali, Chagall, and Picasso as well as 123 pieces of his personal artwork.  Admission is free.  An excellent way to spend an hour or two in this […]

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