Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday in Pasadena: Norton Simon & Lucky Baldwin's

Today, we visited the Norton Simon Museum.  The selection of Degas paintings and pastels mixed with a few Lautrecs were my favorites.  I had not thought of Degas as an exciting painter.  His use of color was at least as interesting as Lautrec's.  Both artists had a similar technique of combining rough and fast brush/pastel intermingled with well placed smooth and blended sections.  The color and the brushstrokes cannot be experienced as well in the pictures below, but they're still nice.

Edgar Degas Woman at her Toilette 1876

At the Circus Fernando, Rider on a White Horse 1888 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 

Dancers in the Wings 1880 Edgar Degas

After the Norton Simon, we went to Lucky Baldwin's bar and I drew some people with my blue glitter gel pen.  

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