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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Surprise San Francisco!

Hubby woke up early. Made coffee and then woke me up. He was taking me on a surprise trip! He wouldn't tell me where we were going but it wasn't long before I figured out we were on our way to San Francisco. For what reason I had no idea. It wasn't until we were there that he told me his surprise. He had purchased tickets for the Picasso Exhibit at the De Young Museum. Such a sweet surprise! This was so special & sweet because walking through galleries & museums is not really his thing, however, sneaking a glimpse of him from across the gallery floor it was clear he was enjoying this exhibit too. Picasso, a surprise within a surprise really. The work smelled old, maybe it smelled like Paris. I loved the smell of it. Quite a few of the paintings appear unfinished. They are; but are they? Some appear somewhat sloppy. An unpainted portion of canvas just appears white in a print or photo so I until up close & personal I was unaware. What made him stop? Fear of ruining what he had already done? I've been there. Arrogance/Self importance? You get what you get & you don't throw a fit. Impatience? Indecisiveness? or total Freedom? I am still mentally digesting every piece I saw. It was inspirational. I can paint anything I want and in any color that I want and if it isn't pretty so what? I was really taken with his metal work, sculptures and collage pieces.

These are a few of the photos I snapped along the way.


Gloria said...

Nice, very nice. I wish my husband would do that, but he never surprises me with things like this. boo hoo. Glad you had a good time.

Ayala Art said...

Nice pictures! I love the very last one!

Campbell Jane said...

Thanks Gloria & Ayala!

JEN ZONE said...

What a fabulous trip into your world within Picasso's creations.

Love the moon rising alongside the turbine silhouettes. Award winner for sure. Like the blue sky and shadows caressing the sunny california golden foothill grasses.

BTW...your man is very thoughtfully creative.