Saturday, April 23, 2005

Philadelphia: Close, but no Dali

We visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday in the hopes of slipping into the Dali exhibit. They have timed tickets and it was all sold out by the time we got there, so no luck. But instead, we sampled other great works throughout the museum, including the one pictured here, a 1914 piece by Henri Matisse called Mademoiselle Yvonne Landsberg.

The artist did the work under the condition that the subject and her family would not have to buy the final product if they didn't like it. Well, they didn't. But someone else snapped it up later, and it's now in the PMA collection for us to enjoy.

(Image linked from the museum site.)

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