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True to Nature Open-Air Painting in Europe 1780-1870

Camille-Corot

Honestly the name implies a bit stodginess and doesn’t have the popping vibe that we expect to see these days. Despite the exhibit’s name having a lack of sizzle it is well worth it to just go to experience this exhibit. I went to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and I was transformed…

Memorial Day Weekend

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The start-of-summer for my family really kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend.  This is a wonderful time for family and friends to get together and celebrate our Nation’s hero.  Many people feel that Memorial Day in Washington, DC is a very  important tradition.  Of course, most travelers think that the only thing to see are…

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

Woman Reading a Letter Gabriel Metsu

Vermeer & Masters of Genre Painting Finding Inspiration, Rivalry and Artistic Evolution At the Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Paintings exhibit, I saw Genre Paintings that were similar in style, subject matter, and techniques.  The National Gallery of Art has put together a great exhibit that tries to explore the questions of “inspiration, rivalry,…