February 22, 2008
and the winner is ...
Out of the hat of names future girl wins her choice of bird paintings.
Klimt is it. I had begun the painting prior to getting to the Museum Moderner Kunst, in the museum quarter, but upon returning it took on a whole new patterning. I just got lost in the large scale figures of Klimt's that we saw in the Leopold. I love the Hundertwasser house and the idea of no straight lines, but it was Klimt that blew me away. (not that the painting I did have any sort of resemblance to any of his work, but inspired by folk, inspired by...)
We actually went to Vienna for my birthday and to see - hopefully - the work of Egon Schiele. Sadly most of his work was "on loan" elsewhere. That happens a lot to us when we are searching for something. Either way, we had a wonderful time there enjoying the public art, the beautiful buildings and icing like details on the ornate facades.
So, that's it for this morning. I hope that the snow doesn't fly to far and hard today as I am tripping over to Keene to pick up daughter #1 and on the way back hopefully - grabbing a bargin of a credenza I found on Craigslist. $175. I hope it's not disappointing! Cross fingers...
Posted by Susan Schwake at 08:44
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Congratulations Futuregirl! Take good care of your sweet little birdie! Hope it gives you much happiness! :)
Yay!!! Egon Schiele is one of my absolute favorite artists! I've seen one of his HUGE self portraits up close, and they seem to radiate waves of emotion. They are so powerful.
Thank you so much for this great contest. I can't believe I won. I'll go looking at the birds right away. :)
That's sad about missing Egon Schiele (I love his work too!). We once detoured a whole trip by 4 days just to go to the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain (on the other side of the world than where we're from), only to find that 80% of the gallery was closed to install a new show!!!
I really enjoyed looking though your Etsy shop. I made sure to mark it as a favorite. The bird series is adorable... and the flowers are fantastic. I am going to make myself a cup of coffee and browse!
it is a shame that you missed the egon schiele works - they are sometimes on exhibit across town at the belvedere palace (with klimt) or they were
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