I may add to this post throughout the day, but I want to capture some of my initial thoughts on the wonderful afternoon and evening I spent with my daughter yesterday at the Minneapolis Institute of Art at the Rembrandt in America exhibit, getting mani/pedis (personal fine art), and eating some delightful Italian food at Broeder’s.
I came away from this exhibit appreciating Rembrandt’s view of women and his personal existence on this planet far more than I have from other single artist focus exhibits in my life. I suspect that the reason for this was in the narration of the audio tour that built my understanding of his relationship with women as well as my appreciation for many of feminine world elements included in this particular exhibit. There truly is something different about this curation.
I have been lucky enough to see great masterpieces in Europe and America, including some of Rembrandt’s work. This exhibit is the first one that made Rembrandt real for me. It brought him together as a whole person. I have appreciated his amazing ability to bring people to life in his paintings for decades, but this is the first time I have appreciated him personally. An article I found in the Twin Cities Daily Planet really captures this aspect of the exhibit in their review.
The MIA is the last stop on the tour of the exhibit, that included Cleveland and North Carolina, and will be at the MIA until September 7th. See it if you can. You will not be sorry!
Personal Fine Art
Red lacquered toenails are fine art… And I do the girly spa day sort of thing so infrequently that I do appreciate the art of adornment. We did a Mom & Daughter mani/pedi. See below for my “I’m wearing cute shoes to BlogHer 12.”