Around Here Week 16

I find it amusing that I went to an art museum and took more photos of light and shadows than I did of the art work. I was captivated by the contrasting lines of the wood floor and the shadows in this sculpture gallery. The curves of the trees and the sculptures set off the straight lines of the floor planks and the window supports.

As a bonus, here’s a detail from a Dutch interior painting from 1663 that I did photograph. The little girl is so carefully carrying a tray of refreshments in to a group of amateur musicians. I love the homey touches of the dog and the watchful eye of the woman holding the baby. I also enjoy the changes in the flooring and the perspective through to the arched window. Nobody could paint interiors like the Dutch.

Here’s the link to the entire painting by Pieter de Hooch. While you’re there, you can browse most of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Collection.

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5 responses to “Around Here Week 16

  1. Actually, I like the juxtaposition of your photo and the Dutch interior–both with layers and perspective and interesting lines intersecting!

  2. Cool photo. It looks like a beautiful museum, thanks for the link. Shadow and light play make happy days!

    • The Cleveland museum combines the original neoclassical building with a new wing that doesn’t pretend to ape the original. It’s fun to wander around the different levels.

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