Judith Leyster at the Rijksmuseum

Judith Leyster Dutch Golden Age painter (1609-1660) ChasingART has been involved in virtual travel these past months as museums and art galleries have opened their doors and outreach to global visitors. Today, I traveled to the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South. Dedicated toContinue reading “Judith Leyster at the Rijksmuseum”

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)”

Before Giverny there was Argenteuil. Whenever I think of Claude Monet, I visualize him in his gardens at Giverny. But there was another garden that is pivotal to his narrative and the narrative of Impressionism. In 1874, Claude Monet signed a six-and-a half year lease on a house at Argenteuil, which is located on theContinue reading “#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “Rounded Flower Bed (Cobeille de Fleurs)””

Blanketing the City

Jane Jacobs wrote, “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” That was the thought that came to mind when I first saw Debra Sparrow’s art installation, Blanketing the City, as I walked out of Vancouver Centre skytrain station on the corner of GranvilleContinue reading “Blanketing the City”

The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David

Today, in 1584, Michelangelo‘s Statue of David was unveiled in Florence. Florence 2004, the Budd family travelled to Italy. The timing was serendipitous. The Statue of David restoration had just been completed and we were able to gain access to the gallery. I was not expecting the emotional response I had when I saw DavidContinue reading “The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David”

New York Public Library – Into the Archives

“Serving more than 17 million patrons a year, and millions more online, the Library holds more than 55 million items, from books, e-books, and DVDs to renowned research collections used by scholars from around the world. Housed in the iconic 42nd Street library and three other research centers, NYPL’s historical collections hold such treasures asContinue reading “New York Public Library – Into the Archives”