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Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt

I really noticed this painting about two years ago at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  It was so gorgeous.  I must buy the poster of this picture one day. I am posting two Cleveland Museum of Art pictures a month … Continue reading

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Fire Screen, designed by Peter Feher, constructed at Rose Iron Works

This was the icon of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exhibit of art from The Jazz Age.  It is a part of their permanent collection.  Rose Iron Works still exists and their headquarters are in Cleveland.

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Funerary Monument for the Chapel of the Chateau de la Falaise by Francois Nicolas Delaistre

In honor of the anniversary of Rodin’s birth, the Cleveland Museum of Art had this statue on display, along with other statues.  I liked it.

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Dante and Virgil Meeting the Shades of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo by Ary Scheffer

This picture depicts a famous Canto from the Inferno.  Virgil takes Dante into Hell, and there he meets the souls of those being punished for sexual sins.  They are in a high circle of Hell, because St. Thomas Aquinas (whose … Continue reading

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The Passion of Every Wretched and Ungrateful Meme You Post by Kara Walker

A couple of years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art commissioned new artwork from the African American artist Kara Walker.  She created original works that the curator told us were very different from her earlier works.  She called the exhibit, … Continue reading

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“Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away, and be at rest.” by Frederick Leighton

I have a strong affinity with a painting. I saw this for the first time on a terrible day at school.  It was in the tenth grade, when my parents’ marriage was ending.  This picture shows King David, after the … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Life of the Buddha

This is from Pakistan.  It’s so funny to remember that during the lifetime of the Buddha, the borders between India, Pakistan, and Nepal didn’t exist.  This is at the Cleveland Museum of Art, of course.

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