After a quiet morning of ongoing attempts to get things in order after our trip, we went downtown around noon to the National Gallery of Art to see The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists
and Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
, both of which were stunning, though I need a refresher in how the American Pre-Raphaelites separated themselves from the Hudson River School, given that they painted in many of the same areas and their disinterest in allegory actually seems less Pre-Raphaelite than, say, Rossetti and Morris. I knew nothing about Tintoretto so his huge, dramatic canvases were very enjoyable and in several cases quite funny (Mars hiding under the table from Vulcan).
It was a Pokemon community day, so I sat for a while in one of the galleries between three Pokestops catching shiny Slakoth and we walked in the sculpture garden where I didn't actually run into anyone I knew but their names were on the lures on the Pokestops. On the way home we stopped at Giant, and we just spent the evening catching up on Billions
, all terrible people, and Cloak and Dagger
, a nice ending to a violent season. Here are Tintoretto's Abduction of Helen
, Last Supper
, and Venus and Mars Surprised by Vulcan
, plus Hill's paintings of Natural Bridge and his family home in West Nyack, as well as Hennessy's and Farrer's women of the Civil War and flowers by Fidelia Bridges.
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