Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I just arrived home from a week in Paris! If you were wondering it is just as amazing as Anastasia makes it seem. I'm in a drawing class and i have to sketch for at least 6 hours each week and im learning to fall in love with art. I seem to become easily overwhelmed when I am walking through museums and it is so difficult to grasp your mind around everything that you are seeing, but somehow when you are sketching you can limit down your attention to such minute aspects of the art, that you can become more apart of it and create a relationship with each piece that you choose to sketch. I got to go to all the major sites but my very favorite was the Orsay. All of Degas' pastels were so moving i practically lived in the museum. But my favorite piece was definitely this wooden sculpture by Georges Lacombe. To me this is safety and peace and love all wrapped up in a moment. The artist actually did a series of these two figures and ends it with her covering him when he dies. Ohh! i just love love love it.