A Sunday Aftermoon

On a Sunday afternoon, it is nice to visit a Museum. Here are some shots from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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  1. Susan says:

    Yikes! What’s that big yellow fuzzy thing?

  2. Daniel says:

    Is Christ holding a flagrum? Who is he whipping?? It\’s the 13th picture down… who is it by, and what\’s it called??

  3. Steven says:

    Did you get a shot of my favorite statue. The Veiled Lady?

  4. Marcus says:

    Daniel: I suspect it’s Jesus driving the beast-sellers and money-changers off the Temple grounds.

    No, really… what’s the big, yellow, fuzzy thing?

  5. Matthew M. says:

    Susan & Marcus,
    that yellow dangling monster looks to be a Chihuly. They originate in a workshop overseen by Dale Chihuly, who looks unaccountably like Bob Ross with an eye patch. (secret identity?)

    His works grace many a US art gallery. They are so common, it’s become a by-word for my wife and I when we accidentally enter a gallery through the Modern wing. One glance at the hoaxes and crapola, and she’ll cough into her hand “hack hack Chihuly! hack”

    I can’t decide if the one Fr. Z photographed looks more like a complex rat king or cell fertilization

  6. Michael R. says:

    Anyone know who the artist is who painted St. Ambrose? — 10th painting down —

  7. Maureen says:

    Apparently, Claude Vignon.

  8. Christa says:

    Chihuly! He has a HUGE piece installed in the central atrium of the Indianapolis Children\’s Museum. It is called \”Fireworks in Glass.\”

    The first time I heard of him was when one of his bowls was accidentally taken by the Clintons when they left the White House.

  9. John Enright says:

    I could almost believe that the portrait of the man with the handlebar mustache is Jackie Gleason. Ya think?

  10. Tara says:

    The sixth one down from the top, and the little orange guy under the tree are my favorites–thanks for sharing.

  11. Charivari Rob says:

    They must be some pretty easy-going folks at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. At most art museums, they take a dim view of folks photographing their collection (for a number of reasons).

    I do like the painting in the 2nd photo in the set, though, and there is something almost familiar with the sixth photo in the set.

  12. John Enright: Actually that is the composer Leoncavallo of opera fame.

  13. Tara: I also rather like Chagall

  14. Charivari: My experience is that most American museums object to flash photography or shots in special exhibits. Otherwise, in many places you can take photos.

  15. John Enright says:

    Wow. Who’d think that Jackie Gleason was actually a famous Italian opera composer!

  16. pelerin says:

    Surely that ‘big yellow fuzzy thing’ is ‘The Sun? Only guessing though but it does remind me of pictures I have seen of solar flares! It’s quite cheerful – wonder what it’s made of?

  17. jaykay says:

    5th frame down, over the door… is that a Papal coat of arms? Looks like the keys and triple tiara.

  18. jaykay says:

    Hmmm, definitely a papal coat of arms in frame 5 but it doesn’t seem to be listed in the online catalogue, although they do have the coat of arms of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, which may in fact be the object below it? What a beautiful Institute…

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