Friday, August 19, 2011

A Weekend In Paris

Ok, not exactly... but I can dream, right? We started out last weekend by seeing a movie Friday night, Midnight in Paris. It was so great! We both loved it! It was charming, funny, romantic, intellectual and left us pondering the deeper (but simple) meaning of the film. It was also an artful introduction to the fascinating Gertrude Stein and bohemian life of 1920's Paris.

Henri Matisse, Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat), 1905

Intrigued and still on a Parisian "high", we made plans to visit SFMOMA for a timely tour of The Steins Collect, an exhibition of the expansive collection of modern art by the Stein family. Here were my initial thoughts that I jotted down half-way through the exhibit:

at the first mention i was curious
after an imagined visual i was fascinated
after a visit through the collection i became obsessed
with the enthusiasm
excitement
risk and
engagement
with the artist of the early 20th century
Picasso, Matisse, C├ęzanne, Renoir
incredible.


Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, 1906


Au revoir Paris. Merci.

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