Friday, April 27, 2012

Lunch time at the RISD Museum

I often drop by to say hello to two of my favorite people in the museum, Impressionist artist Berthe Morisot, painted by her brother-in-law Edouard Manet, who is resting next to her. No matter where I sit, though, they keep avoiding me, looking at something off in the distance over my left shoulder.
Berthe Morisot, in Le Repos by Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet by Carolus-Duran
And there is Rodin's interpretation of Balzac's intensity and immensity (well, he wasn't that big), matched in the next room by. . .
Balzac by Rodin
Frith's incredible collection of human interest stories told with color and perspective:
Detail from William Frith's Sal d'Or (in the grand gallery)

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