It’s no secret that Mr. Handsome loves art. Before meeting him, I had only gone to one or two art museums. My parents weren’t really into them when I was growing up, so that rubbed off on me. But when Mr. Handsome took up oil and acrylic painting as a hobby, we became frequent visitors to art museums and galleries.
Last fall, we were able to browse both the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (during a trip with Mr. Handsome’s family) and the Art Institute of Chicago (during a trip with my family).
Mr. Handsome really enjoyed the works by Claude Monet (especially his many paintings of water lilies and haystacks–Monet really had a fascination for those two subjects). When we returned home, he was inspired to try his hand at impressionism and created a beautiful fall scene.
I, on the other hand, fell in love with the 17th century paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. The incredible detailing makes them look like photographs.
And here are a few other paintings that we enjoyed. Do you recognize any of them? Do you enjoy art museums?