I have had a few of these threads going usually higlighting on going exhibits like the recent Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor which was a once in a life time from October 17, 2007–January 6, 2008 .. most of the pieces went back to the palaces from whence they came..
I think it is a really neat way to study history ( I always did enjoy story books with pictures) I digress.. I thought I'd share with you a fraction of my favorite pieces (not all of course) some are only interesting in historical value like Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Wedding Portait' I don't imagine many people like to look at a painting like that.. but it is interesting on many levels..
Anyhow I do hope you'll share some of yours favs with me.. if you are not Muslim and like wise enjoy art history, please be selective on the pieces you choose to disclose here...
if you know a little something about the history of it, then tell us briefly or share with us why you like it..
well without further ado
here is one by Whistler
Nocturne: Blue and Gold Old Battersea Bridge
the brits on board probably recognize this?
whistler actually has quite a few nocturnes going
really quite haunting in person.. I saw a couple of his at the freer Sackler museum in DC amongst other things.. they have quite a large 'Asian' collection which includes a small wing for Islamic art..
I'll probably share some 'Asian/Japanese' Art next..