A concern for the health of its citizens is the first thing we become aware of in our trip to DC.
Washingtonians on the move!
There is no better trips to pay to in Washington, DC, as its amazing networks of museums. Any within the network are for free with extensive collections. Watch your worthy tax dollars really at work here. Here, the National Gallery, East and West Wing, as well as the joint, Smithsonian Museum of American / American Portrait Gallery.
What we generally perceive as the master of mannerism in Venetian painting, here Tintoretto works on the large scale with straightforward drawing and lighting. In a gallery dedicated to his work, we also find his lovely, Madonna of the Stars (below).
There is always at least one interesting show going on in either of the joint museums, Smithsonian Museum of American/American Portrait Gallery. This season is no exception. A terrific retrospective, Richard Estes’ Realism at the Museum of American Art. On the other hand, at the Portrait Gallery, a show of new artists called, “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self.”
Loved the work of Michael Vasquez, from St. Pete, in the Portraiture Now exhibit.
Among some of the things, a collection of artists’ journals which were interesting; naive statue, Irving Dominick’s Marla; Xmeah ShaEla ReAl’s Every Foul & Unclean Thing; and a few red Christmas tree and beautiful poinsettias.