Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Artwork of the month: Alexander Roslin.

There is an Alexander Roslin exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts showcasing the MIA's recent acquisition.  It is a worthy exhibit and worth taking a moment or two to walk through.  I am mesmerized by the fabrics, they appear so real.  

The Exhibit from now until Sunday, November 30, 2008
on the ground floor in the Cargill Gallery.  

This panting of his wife is by far the best in show. 

Alexander Roslin
Swedish, 1718-1798
"The Comtesse d'Egmont Pignatelli in spanish costume."
1763, oil on canvas

"Let them eat cake."
-Marie Antoinettee