Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Impressionists & Math and Physics

Rainy mornings at the office require lots of coffee, and some kind of treat (I made a vegan Banana Bread from a BabyCakes recipe this weekend).

So I am taking a break- snacking, caffeinating and listening to the Math and Physics Club- they are playing a show here in May.

May, I cannot believe that it is almost May. And I am so excited for two reasons: One, the She and Him show on the 29th and two, the Birth of Impressionism exhibit at the De Young. I am really glad that I'll be able to share some of the paintings I love from the Musée d'Orsay with Mario. I know, I am an art nerd. I love this stuff! Impressionism is probably the art that most non-art peeps are familiar with. I mean everybody knows Van Gogh, and whether or not they know who painted them, most everyone has seen a Renior, Monet or Manet.

Renoir- Two Sisters (On the Terrace), 1881

Monet- Water Lilies 1914

Manet- A Bar at the Folies-Bergere 1882

I love the use of flowers in impressionist art. They are are symbolic of the style of painting- it was fresh and new and representative of common beauty, not one of tapestries and gold.
Also, I just love them because I am in a spring mood.I think I may need some flowers for my desk.


  1. Love these paintings, that's going to be such a wonderful exhibit!!

    Have fun at She and Him, can't wait to hear about it!

    Chic on the Cheap