Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Day of Art, Friendship and Good Food

This past weekend we celebrated my friend Janney's birthday.  We won't say which one.  I believe she's firmly sticking to the age 29!

It's so hard to get together with my friends so it was great to see them.  I don't know how our schedules have become so insane.

We decided to go the the Los Angeles Museum of Art to see the Caravaggio exhibit.  I've always been drawn to the way he uses shadow and light.  I remember from my art history classes reading how he had a sort of "swashbuckler" lifestyle, with sword fights and brawls in taverns.

We were a little disappointed to find there were only about 5 paintings by Caravaggio and the rest were done by students of his, or artists painting in his style.  My friend Kathi decided the exhibit should have been called The School of Caravaggio.

Carravaggio's Saint John The Baptist

Then we roamed around the museum to see a couple of other exhibits.

My friends Janney and Kathi peeking out from Chris Burden's Urban Light installation.

Another Chris Burden exhibit called Metropolis.  I have to bring my daughter to see this.  It is a large scale kinetic sculpture modeled after a fast paced modern city.  Once the cars, trains and street cars get going, it is so much fun to watch.

Here I am under the big rock!  It's called Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer.  A 340 ton granite megalith.

After all this art we were hungry so we headed over to Versailles, a Cuban restaurant in L.A.
We were so famished, we attacked the food before I could snap a photo.  So the appetizer of stuffed plantains is pretty much gone in this photo.  They were so good!
Arroz con pollo.  Yum!  I'm making myself hungry writing this post.

Hope you are all having a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I'm coming over from Macarons and Pearls. I've seen your illustrations, but had no idea you had a blog! Happily following now via GFC :)