Earlier this fall, we realized that we only lived about 1-1/2 hours apart, me in NY, she in Vermont. We both teach in small rural districts, and seemed to have a lot in common. So when Barb suggested that we get together during vacation, I said "why not?" and today I hopped in my trusty Subaru and drove on winding country roads through crisp bright winter landscapes . We spent some time at the Clark Art Institute, a lovely museum in Williamstown (Massachusetts), just a short drive from Barb's home in Vermont. I ended up making some purchases to use at school, from the book selection at the museum. Here's what I purchased:
I'm planning on doing some portrait projects in January, and we're going to be focusing on both DaVinci and Arcimboldo, so these two books above will be put to use immediately.
And I couldn't resist these other two books:
And here's a couple of images from the special Albrecht Durer exhibit at the museum:
And other random pieces that I found intriguing - the one on the left is by Rodin, and the right is a detail from a gorgeous painting by Sargent:
And more odds & ends...
Thanks Barb, for a delightful day! So glad we had the opportunity to do this!