The Portland Art Museum has a really good collection, from sculptures in the courtyard outside the entrance hall to prehistoric Chinese art,
modern woodblocks, dancing gods, Versailles artists and portraits
Impressionists and Roman Syrian art,
and three generations of the Wyeth family.
From top to bottom: street art, Chinese artefacts from 200 BCE, Jiang Bibo, Shiva from S India, Buddha from China, Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer x2, Gabriel Revel, Marianne Loyer, Alexandre Calame, Boucher, Gustavo Courbet and tomb carvings from Roman Syria, Julian Alder Weir x2, NC Wyeth, Eugene Speicher, Andrew Wyeth. Jamie Wyeth and Oswald Achenbach.
Came across Kristy Kun’s incredibly tactile art at the Su Lam Chinese garden in Portland last month. I loved how in her interview for he show she said she just can’t stop her fingers from playing with fibres. Find Kristy on Instagram @opulentfibers
How luxurious are these fantastically vampish sketches by Helleu?
This is absolutely the ideal of beauty between 1900 and 1914 and I feel I could seriously get behind it…
All images via Pinterest.
A fifteen minute walk from my cottage you can be in the foothills of the Ercola State Park and about half an hour later, stopping occasionally to catch my breath but not truthfully breaking a sweat, I reached this.
Completely stunning. October 2017.