Recently we went to the Denver Pavillions to see an exhibit on da Vinci & Michelangelo. It features replicas of the sculptures & paintings. and lots of scale models of da Vinci’s drawings.
Like all museums & exhibits most of the art was DO NOT TOUCH but there were a few of da Vinci’s models that you could play with. Seeing them up close and reading the story behind them really highlighted how brilliant he was.
I studied abroad in college and traipsed through Europe for a few weeks so I’ve seen several of the originals. Any time we see something like this my husband usually has to listen to me re-tell my adventures and by the end of the day I’ve whipped out the thousands of pictures (seriously thousands, I’m very snap happy) I took while I was there. Lucky for me art & history interests him so he doesn’t mind. I’ve got lots of pictures from my Europe adventures at 168 Hours of Motion. I actually spent most of the spring doing a “tour” of Europe on the photo blog and I’ve made it all the way to London but have not quite completed it.
The exhibit doesn’t separate the two artists, instead combines both of their work in a side by side tour. There are guided tours but we had arrived 30 minutes before the next one and didn’t want to wait so we used the self-guided tour that you can scan into your iPhone. I only listened to a few though because I didn’t have headphones and didn’t want to disrupt the other people trying to enjoy the exhibit.
Every time I see the “Creation of Adam” I can’t help but think of Arrested Development. If you don’t watch the show or haven’t seen that episode you really must, it’s hilarious!
On a completely separate note I finally had my appointment with my surgeon! Those wretched screws are finally coming out! Surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday. Woo hoo! The recovery time is much quicker and I should be back on my feet, literally, in a couple weeks and should be a better blogger too. As much as I have enjoyed catching up on The Killing nobody really wants to read about how much fun I’m not having being lazy. I’ve been such a crab lately that the thought of writing a post hasn’t really appealed to me. I didn’t even participate in Black & White Sunday! The discipline I learned while doing my monthly blog challenges has apparently worn off. And speaking of montly challenges I’ve been playing around with a July one so don’t be surprised if you see a few random prompt posts in the next couple of weeks. Although that might just be the pain killers talking. 🙂