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I’d been looking forward to seeing the Gauguin paintings ever since the Seattle Art Museum announced the exhibit last year. But I have to say I was disappointed. Too many of the works in this show were so drab chromatically, lacking the vibrant colors I associate with Gauguin’s works. The information about the artist’s life and time in the south Pacific was fascinating but many of the specific items in this exhibit just didn’t strike my fancy.
Still, it was a nice way to spend a chilly February morning and I had delicious blueberry pancakes for lunch afterwards at the Fonte Cafe.
- Seattle’s elusive treasure, the Gauguin exhibit at Seattle Art Museum (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
We set out on a clear but very chilly (by Seattle standards; 31 degrees) morning to visit the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Picasso exhibit. I’ve seen just a handful of Picasso pieces over the years but really only thought of his work in terms of the cubist paintings and the incredible Guernica canvas (which I got to see at the Museum of Modern Art in NY sometime in 1969 or 70, I think). The SAM exhibit included a wide range of Picasso’s work from 1905 to 1970 and I came away with a much better appreciation of the breadth and complexity of his genius. There were tons of pieces with excellent narrations accompanying twenty-five or so of them. I really enjoyed the bronze sculptures and both Trisha and I were especially taken by this goat. We thought he would look good in our yard.