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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

At the Van Gogh exhibition

Aviva and her friend Alma and I went to the Van Gogh exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel.

They loved most of the landscapes, but in the end sat down in front of "Marguerite Gachet at the Piano".

Here's what Aviva drew.

Here's what Alma drew.

Here's what I drew: 1    2    3

Aviva is the one in the striped shirt.

Posted by benrosen at August 25, 2009 05:38 PM | Up to blog

Nice! Didn't know you could draw too.

Posted by: Lise A at August 25, 2009 06:38 PM

Thurberrific. I hope you save your sketches (I'd frame 'em). Love the image of the girls quietly drawing away, ignoring the crowds. My favorite is the second, because it's such a neat image of Aviva and her friend, though the bits of color in the third are wonderful too.

Posted by: Karen at August 25, 2009 06:48 PM

I demand more pictures on a regular basis!

Posted by: Jenny Rae Rappaport at August 26, 2009 03:57 AM

I love these!

Posted by: Haddayr at August 26, 2009 04:46 AM

Yes, I agree, more (visual) art! These are really nice.

Posted by: Levi Wallach at August 26, 2009 12:42 PM

I'm impressed with Aviva's rendition of the painting. She has all the essential things right -- the colors, the feeling -- and adds her own whimsical idea of Marguerite's personality.

You should do this more often. A very valuable part of my education was Saturday mornings at the Cleveland Museum of Art with my camp stool, basket of crayons, and newsprint -- choosing some great painting to copy, and learning more than any art class could teach!

Posted by: Mom at August 26, 2009 05:39 PM

All the drawings are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing them.

I love the layers - drawings of girls making drawings of a drawing!

Posted by: Jeanne at August 26, 2009 11:32 PM

I love that little-kid mindset that makes them draw things (people, animals) with a big juicy smile.


Posted by: susan at August 27, 2009 01:06 PM

You have always been an extraordinary artist. Our home is full of your sculpture and I look at it all the time. Sometime in your life you should take time of and sculpt, draw paint, whatever.


Posted by: David at August 29, 2009 11:03 PM
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