Friday, February 13, 2009

A Feast for the Eyes and Soul...

Hello dear readers and friends. I hope you are all well. I know I haven't been posting as I should, life, particularly on the job front, has been stressful. But things are calming down a bit and it's almost the weekend!!!!! I'm so ready for my nice two days off with my hubby and the fur and feather kids. In fact, tomorrow we have some special plans. Aaron and I have never been the type to celebrate Valentines Day and this year is no different. This year we are going to another couple's house, very dear friends of ours, to have a fur baby play date. Auntie Cheryl and Uncle Tim, as they are known to the kids, are having us over to play in their HUGE backyard. The pups are so excited everytime I mention it. Yes, they know what Auntie Cheryl and Uncle Tim means. So we shall be spending out Saturday watching the babies play and having some much needed fellowship with our friends.


Okay, now for the meat of this post.... The Portland Art Museum is having a special exhibit that runs through May. I'm super excited about this exhibit (drum roll please). They are presenting La volupté du goût: French Painting in the Age of Madame de Pompadour. Yes, it is an exibit of 18th century art from artists patronized by Madame de Pompadour. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. These works of art surrounded the residents of Versailles. If only they could speak, the things they have seen and been part of. The history that they have survived. As Anne Shirley would say, the thought of these paintings thrill me. I can't wait to see the exhibit. Here is just a taste of what they will be showing.


God Bless!

Love Lauren

Allegory of Music by Vanloo


Les Confidence by Bouchier

3 Witty Sentiments:

An attempt at life... said...

When I found out about this a while ago I got soooo excited! I wanna go so bad!

Mrs. G said...

How exciting Lauren about the exhibit! Will you live at the museum fulltime while it's there or will you come home sometimes, lol!

a slightly jealous,
Paris

Sarah Jane said...

Lauren, that is amazing! I wish so much I had an excuse to travel to Portland right now - or, since I *do* have an excuse (you live there!) :) I alas, lack the finances. Enjoy the exhibit for all of us who are envying your good fortune!!