Thursday, March 08, 2007

Art & Architecture



This is my response to the challenge "Art+Architecture" at Inspire Me Thursday. I thought this was a good opportunity to post a photo I took last autumn of the National Gallery of Art (West Building), since it holds great art and is a spectacular display of architecture. It is one of my favorite places to explore. I was lucky to make countless visits as a child and young adult, growing up in the DC area. It has inspired me and my art from an early age.

Visit the National Gallery of Art

12 comments:

Steve said...

Hi there! I also love the National Gallery. Where did you grow up near DC? My grandparents lived in Hyattsville, MD, so I visited there a lot.

Anyway...great shot! (And I loved your Zen Cat, too!)

getzapped said...

How cool that you too made visits as a child! However, I spent most of my time as a young adult in the East Bldg, being drawn to Modern Art. I lived in different parts of MD, last lived in Annapolis, before heading West in '89. I go back every year and try to make a trip to the Mall. Nothing like that out here. Thanks for stopping by ;)

Pod said...

what a great photo. somehow i have missed this blog!! i tend to visit the mop one in hope of more mop flinging disasters!

shannonjyl said...

wow, just beautiful!

edwin s said...

Yup, the gallery definately gives great photo opportunities. I love this one! For a moment, I thought it was the Parthenon.

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is lovely, the almost abstract feel, the warm colour of the stone....

Brian said...

Zapped, what does it say that I like buildings more than trees?

Great picture.

getzapped said...

pod- welcome to the zen side of zippy or moppy ;-)

shannon- thanks.

edwin- I can see why, the NGA is neoclassical in design and modeled on the Roman Pantheon.

crafty- it was a wonderful sunset that evening.

brian- you're a building hugger :)

lettuce said...

oooh yes - here too! i love the earthy pic. especially, i can almost smell it.

Cergie said...

These two colors together are unusual, grey of the sky and ochre of the pilars. I like this contrast. I like also how the pilars are curved. And the fact that there is also a black line. All of that gives a good rhythm So I'm commenting you photograph as if it was a painting !

Mauricio said...

So cool!!!!

Nice weekend getzapped :o)

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Hi getz
Comment thank you.
Pillar of beautiful stone!!!
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