Monet Painting | Degas Sculpture
Painting Katherine Porter | Center Installation: Katherine Reddin Keinholz | Painting: Richard Bosman
Finally we are all officially over our sicknesses. I suppose we were lucky that we all got it within a few days of each other so it didn't last as long as it sometimes does in our house as illness makes its rotation through us. But I was still feeling the pangs of cabin fever and we spent the weekend out and about. I finally went to see the Francis Bacon Triptych that is making a visit to the Portland Art Museum. I felt terrible for waiting so long but much to my happy surprise when I handed over my debit card to pay, it was free because of who I bank with (and I found it will continue to be free to visit on the first full weekend of every month, thanks bank). And I knew that "The Studies of Lucian Freud" was large scale but I still felt overwhelmed in seeing it in person. And I am really glad I went before it goes back into a private collection. Of course we meandered and visited the rest of the Modern & Contemporary collection. Last time I went with Fisher we visited European and American Art collections and I leaned from this weekends visit that he is much more of a renaissance man. Of course there was a lot he liked, but overall he wasn't too impressed with modern and contemporary art. In that last photo of art, the one with the long red piece of artwork, he said "oh, i have seen this before. i know what this is." and I said "oh, you have? what is it?" and he said "well, at ikea it's called a "shelf'" - ha. True. Personally, I love modern art because it makes me stop and think about it, and, yes, sometimes I wonder why. Why is this fabric stretched across this piece of wood any better than a different piece of fabric stretched across a different piece of wood. But that is art and I love it, even when I don't love it.
We also refueled this weekend with a some pizza and a trip to Powells. And Sunday instead of catching the superbowl Fisher and sneaked out to see a movie. We saw Her, and it's one I think I'd like to watch again. Partly because I didn't know exactly what it was about, I just knew I wanted to see and sometimes I like seeing movies without knowing too much about them. So that's what I did, but whew, there were a few scenes were I was more worried that I was seeing it with Fisher next to me than watching the movie. But it was declared his favorite of all the oscar contenders this year, and yes, now I think we have seen them all. And despite a few uncomfortable moments it provided a pretty great thought provoking conversation on the way home.
How was your weekend?
How was your weekend?