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."