As a part of the #take12trips challenge in 2015, each month I will post my excursion of choice and also give you some hints as to my plans for the next month. What new Minneapolis destination did I find myself exploring during the month of August?
The Museum of Russian Art
I have a friend, you know the kind I’m talking about. We always come up with these plans of new places to go and things to see, but when it comes down to it we almost always trade in our grand ideas for hot cups of coffee, a quite corner, and good conversation. Nothing wrong with that.
I am quite proud of us though, because in August we actually DID manage to check off one of our “must go” places. The theme of the exhibit being Romance in Soviet Art might have been a huge motivation.
I didn’t take any photos, as taking photos of paintings is rather frowned upon (and really, you can’t capture the soul of a painting in a photo). However, I did manage to jot down my favorite pieces and a few artists that inspired the most awe.
Daisy Field, 1972 – Valerian M. Formozov
I fell in love with the peacefulness and romance of this painting. Two lovers strolling through a meadow of wildflowers, what’s not to love? The soldier looks quite handsome in his uniform as the girl holds a flower, wondering if “he loves me, he loves me not…..”.
New Roads, 1964 – Nikolai A. Furmankov
“Her visionary gaze pierces the distance, where Russia’s new roads are leading.” Beautiful!
Nightingale Evenings, 1959 – Leonid F. Popandopulo
And perhaps one of my favorites of the entire exhibit……
Winter: By the Window, 1960 – Arkadi I. Vychugzhanin
It’s just possible that I have fallen in love with Russian art created during this time period. It’s beautiful, touching, with just the right amount of attitude.
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