Hi everyone! Before we get started with Visiting the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Art~ Part 3, I want to let you know that I updated Part 2 with some new pictures and information. Turns out, Kathleen had taken more pictures than I thought :). Now, let Part 3 commence!
Finally, we’re getting to the paintings! In this exhibit there were some original paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, and Claude Monet. When I heard that, I kicked into high gear and hustled to the art exhibit. Let’s start with van Gogh.
This is called Wheat Fields After Rain (The Plain of Auvers). It was one of van Gogh’s last paintings, made only days before he died. I find van Gogh’s ability to use the element of art, movement, stunning. The clouds in the sky seem to be gently rolling through the air and the long grasses in the foreground of the painting seem to sway in the breeze.
This one, Le Moulin de la Galette, is another painting by van Gogh. Again, you can see how he uses movement in the grass.
This painting is called Young Women Picking Fruit. It was done by Mary Cassatt, one of the only women to have participated in the Impressionist exhibition in the 1870s and 1880s.
This painting is by Claude Monet, called The Sea at Le Harve. This painting was also part of the Impressionist exhibition in 1874.
This final painting is another one done by Claude Monet. It’s called Water Lilies (Nympheas). It’s so big that Kathleen had to use the “panorama” feature on her phone to capture the whole thing :P.
That’s it for part 3! We’ll cover some equally stunning paintings by lesser known artists in part 4. Nope, not done with Pittsburgh yet!Keep on the lookout for part 4!
~Elizabeth and Kathleen