From the old masters...
... to the first pop up children's books...
... to impressionism of the loveliest kind, art works as a visual history that tells our collective story. Whether it be classical painting and sketching, sculpture or contemporary mixed media installations, each piece of artwork carries with it a narrative or meaning. It can be one the artist tells or one we tell ourselves, but the point is the story, the connection and the impression we are left with.
Of course my favorite place to connect with art is in museums. The photos above are from a trip the Metropolitan Museum of Art back in October of 2012. Wandering from Egyptian ruins to medieval knights and on to the Impressionists and more contemporary works, I could see, not just how our world has changed and evolved, but I could feel it too. More than words on a page could ever express, art truly conveys the feeling of a time and place. Which for this perennial student of art is the most wonderful part of it all.
And the winner is.. Pria who said:
"My younger one who turns three in a week would abosultely love this.
Thanks for the giveaway!"
Thank you to everyone who participated!
* Last time in Books and Stories: Art Lab for Kids