Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Not Just Beautiful Outside

Yesterday I showed you a few pictures of the National Gallery of Art from the outside. Today, I'd like to show you from the inside.



Mobile that hangs from the ceiling at the main lobby

The building is perfectly designed in symmetry, form and function so every single corner and angle is perfectly aligned. My favorite sculptor of all time is Alexander Calder and they have one of their biggest mobiles that he made.

First floor area with a large room scene painting by Roy Lichtenstein - My other favorite


This is tri-dimensional sculpture that is built in layers to create different visual effects


Sculpture by Alexander Calder in a room especially dedicated to his work
 Light sculpture by Dan Flavin


Delicious painting by Wayne Thiebaud


With these sweet image I wish you a great day!

14 comments:

  1. That's a delicious painting.

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  2. Wonderful! The Calder room is where my boys and I end up every time we go to the National Gallery. I could sit in there and watch those lovely sculptures sway in the breeze all day long!

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  3. You are really making me want to go to DC again!! Great post!

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  4. great selections! looks like a wonderful space - lots of natural light. I love calder asw ell, there's something so fun and child-like about his work.

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  5. ooo these are awesome! A fun taste of modern art!

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  6. love these images! that mobile is so amazing.

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  7. I love the cakes...so much paint detail...and I want that light fixture in my place. Weird? No!

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  8. Calder AND Thiebaud....perfection!

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  9. Sigh. I wish those cakes were real. Seriously, you go to the best places. It's a good reminder that I need to get out a bit more and explore.

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  10. wow. craziness. very cool
    thanks for stopping by my blog.
    will be following yours.....
    :)

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  11. These are all great!! Thanks for stopping by Coeur de La! xo

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  12. I'm so glad to see the posts on DC. I wish I'd known you were here--I was all about the area doing a story. (I live here.) lovely

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  13. The painting, the texture of the frosting, my oh my. Art at it's best. By the way I wish to tell you, that your picture at the top on the left sidebar, literally, I shit you not, makes my mouth water everytime I see it. What do you think it is the powdered sugar? I missed this post, glad I caught on the fly by!

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