Saturday, February 4, 2017

Return to the Denver Art Museum


I journeyed downtown for another free day at the Denver Arts Museum.  The "Glory of Venice" exhibit was still there.

I enjoyed this immense painting (about 6 feet by 10 feet) by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (1708 – 1787), called "The Triumph of Venice."  Befitting the heroic theme, the men are all sturdy weightlifters.

The women are all hefty beauties.  (I may not know art, but I know what I like.)


I wandered off into an exhibit of 20th-century painters and saw this moody watercolor by Charles Burchfield (1893 – 1967) , called "Enchanted Star."  (Please forgive the lousy photograph.  I was unable to locate a better photograph on Google.)


Burchfield's paintings often take commonplace scenes and embue them with a sense of foreboding.  Here is his "In a Deserted House."


Even his happier scenes can be unsettling.  Here is his hallucinatory "Dawn in Early Spring."




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