Our dear Little Lady is now seven months old, and in recognition of her month “birthday”, we took her to see the “Masters of Venice” exhibit at the de Young Museum. While she characteristically slept through most of our visit (being, you know, a baby and all), the Hus-b and I thoroughly enjoyed the lovely display of Titians, Tintorettos and Giorgiones, among other notables.
We especially liked Veronese’s Lucretia with her beautifully rendered gown and luminous skin, and the manner in which the obvious tragedy of her situation is presented with such serene resolve. (Although her brawny forearms left us wondering about the gender of the artist’s model.)
Giorgione’s Portrait of a Young Woman (Laura) was another favorite, with its fine, delicate brushstrokes and rich colors. And look at that face! Wouldn’t you like to know what she’s thinking? We thought a print might look nice in our library, but the Hus-b thought that the nudity might be a tad inapro. Is he being a puritan or have we become blasé about boobs after months and months of breastfeeding?
In any event, it was a wonderful way to mark yet another milestone in the Little Lady’s young life. With the way that she has been rolling and scooting about, we suspect that the days of wearing her to museums may be numbered!