Old black and white photos always fascinated me, and at the National Portrait Gallery, you can see American history through these photos and paintings about immigrants and American citizens enduring times of hardship.
One of two posts on the American Art Museum & the National Portrait Gallery. Situated in the Penn Quarter, the museum is placed in the former Patent Office Building in the Greek style. In the 1950s this building was in danger of being pulled down to give way to a parking lot, but fortunately, Congress gave it to the […]
This post is a continuation of my last one on the walk to the museum. The art museum has two floors with art exhibitions with American art, European art from the Early Middle Ages and up to now as well as Contemporary Art. The pictures I share are not organised in all these categories, just an expression of what I […]
I would like to show you some paintings from the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philladelphia, Pennsylvania. My husband and I were on a memorable trip last year to different States on the East coast of the U.S.A. As an introduction to the museum, I will share some pictures from the walk to the museum on a sunny Sunday in […]
Where two seas meet in the most northern part of Jutland in Denmark is Skagen, a famous place for painters in the late 19th century. Artists also came from Norway and Sweden to participate in the gatherings at Anna and Michael Ancher’s home and at the Broendom Hotel which was owned by Anna’s family who had a significant influence in […]
The Thorvaldsen’s The oldest museum (1848) in Denmark. Like Hans Christian Andersen, The sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) came from poor living conditions. Eleven years old Bertel Thorvaldsen was accepted at the Art School. He spent most of his working years in Rome and became a famous sculptor. The thirty years younger H.C. Andersen visited him more than once, and they became […]
The Ark, a Danish Museum for Modern Art had an exhibition on some of Van Gogh’s most beautiful art from his final two years. He never experienced financial or social success in his lifetime but seemed to live when he was able to express the beauty of nature in his paintings. To be able to get hold of paint and […]