Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Your eyes will thank you

If you live in, or are planning to visit, the DFW area, you should take the time to visit the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. They are currently hosting "The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark". Though it isn't only French works, they all come on loan from the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. I've gone to many similar exhibits in the past and often they are a bit of a let down, but with 72 paintings including 21 Renoirs, 6 Monets, 7 by Pissarro, rounded out by several by Manet, Degas & Sisley, this is anything BUT a let down. I went last Tuesday (half price day by the way) with Jennifer and Lisa. We all had our differing favorites. This was mine....

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"Onions" by Renoir. I know, I know. Onions. A weird favorite, right? But it was a gorgeous painting. The skin on the onions glistened with a translucent quality. It really made you contemplate the beauty of onions, which I had honestly never thought about for even a second. Some other ones I loved were by Monet... "Geese"
And, "Field of Tulips in Sassenheim near Haarlem"...
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After we were done at the museum, we made a stop by Blue Bonnet Bakery to buy some treats for later, and then headed to Lonesome Dove Bistro down in the stockyards for lunch. This was an outing for Lisa's birthday, so we wanted to go somewhere special.  None of us had ever been for lunch before, and were so happy to find out that the lunch menu is just as wonderful as the dinner menu.  If you haven't been to Lonesome Dove, you should go there too!  It was a great outing over to Cowtown, and I wild highly recommend a trip to the Kimbell for everyone.

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