Friday, September 27, 2013

High Museum

No one got sick! And we went to see the Dutch masters at the High Museum.

I wish I could show you all the wonderful art we saw. Vermeer, Rembrandt, Hals, Steen  (there were some very funny Steen paintings, especially "The Sick Girl," which is not at all what it first seems), etc. But the museum had a very strict "No photos of this exhibit" policy. So this will just have to suffice.

Sorry, not nearly as exciting as the original "Dutch Mona Lisa."
The Girl with a Pearl Earring was luminous. But a little disappointing. Not the art work itself. But like the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, this painting was behind many layers of glass and roped off so you had to stand back a bit. It made a careful viewing difficult. But still...I got to see it with my own eyes!
Here's a Wikimedia Commons image.

And the other paintings. Coorte's "Still Life with Five Apricots" was the biggest surprise--every print and color plate I've seen makes the apricots look dirty. But in real life, they were gorgeous, dripping with flavor. (Sorry, I couldn't find a photo on the web that I was sure wasn't copyrighted.)

Afterwards, we visited some of the other wings. I saw a Monet and a Durer (I love Durer).

This is Durer's "Knight, Death, and the Devil."
Here's a close up.

And here are the wonderful men who accompanied me.


  1. Looks like a wonderful trip! So glad nobody got sick!

  2. I love that photo of you, and yay for no sickness!

    Durer is pretty great. We had to study him in German during high school. His art is SO detailed!

  3. Oh, cool! I'm glad you made it to the High... and enjoyed it. That's one of my favorite places in Atlanta.

  4. Just wanted to say Thank You for visiting my site for the Blog Blitz the other day! I'm so motivated right now. You all are the best. Lily.