Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'NCMA'

PhotoHunt: Upside Down

A sculpture at the NC Museum of Art - I'm not sure who the artist is but I'm sure you'll agree, it works for this week's theme! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend. See a list of upcoming...

PhotoHunt: Backwards

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Backwards." This work by artist Devorah Sperber is in the NC Museum of Art. It's the Mona Lisa backwards and upside-down, and the image is made of 5,184 spools of thread suspended on metal...

PhotoHunt: Triangle

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Triangle." This is the third time I've done this theme but that's okay - it's a fun theme. The first time I showed the decorative Byzantine triangles on the church of Santi Maria e...

PhotoHunt: Cluttered

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Cluttered." This is a work of art at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. From a distance, it looks kinda cluttered. But when you move closer, you see that it's a bunch of...

PhotoHunt: Trees

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Trees." A tough theme because I had so many! These two are from the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. The first one was taken on the hiking trails surrounding the museum ....an...

PhotoHunt: Silhouette

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Silhouette." I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this theme. Downtown Durham, NC~ Also in Durham, a mural showing the silhouette of the city skyline~ And this one is my...

PhotoHunt: Stripes

This week's PhotoHunt theme is "Stripes." I'm glad this theme got repeated. Last time, I showed a boat pole in a Venice canal and a barber shop pole here in NC. This time, I've got this huge painting by...

My old friend Giotto

Another masterpiece in the NC Museum of Art's Italian collection is this work by Giotto, The Peruzzi Altarpiece. Painted around 1310-15, it's the only complete altarpiece by Giotto outside of Italy. This work is less "modern" than those incredible...

Venetian Art in NC

The North Carolina Museum of Art has a fantastic collection of Italian art, with a number of works that take me to Venice every time I go to Raleigh to visit the museum. A while back, I wrote about the...

Art in the Landscape

A few more sculptures from the NCMA park~ Collapse I by South African artist Ledelle Moe. This sculpture makes me want to lay down in the grass and take a nap. :) And then deep in the woods, an untitled...

Gyre

Another sculpture I love in the NC Museum of Art park, this one is Gyre by artist Thomas Sayre. This thing is so monumentally huge and is visible from so many different parts of the park, and it changes shape...

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

My favorite work of art on the NC Museum of Art hiking trail is this one: Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky by British artist Chris Drury. I love visiting this magical little place. Not only does it...

Temporary Art

I guess when you look at the really big picture (the one that has a billion-year timeline), all art is fragile and subject to decay, and therefore temporary. But the whole concept of intentionally temporary art is very intriguing...

North Carolina Museum of Art

A few photos from the grand re-opening of the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. The museum closed last year so that the permanent collection could be moved to a new building. And what an amazing building it is! I've...

Canaletto in North Carolina

This painting by Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (1697-1768), is in the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and is called “Capriccio: The Rialto Bridge and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.” The Italian word “capriccio” means whim...