Just got back from dinner and the Van Gogh exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. We decided to go tonight because on the 1st Thursdays of the month you can get in the special exhibit for only $5 (as students). So, we ventured out to SAM to see this exhibit. We had to wait about 30 minutes to get into the museum since this is a popular night to come, but it was worth the wait.
What was inside was the largest personal collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings. There was a good portion of his work, but also work of others that were in the personal collection. We didn’t realize that all his work was in the back, so we spent most of our time looking at the other works in the collection. Some were interesting and some were just strange. For example, there was a piece (forgot the artist’s name) where there was supposed to be trees and the sun. Jamie says that she saw them for a moment, but when she went back she couldn’t find them again. *shrugs* I didn’t care too much for that piece.
But, in any case the Van Gogh works were very good and I especially enjoyed his drawings. There were just beyond real with the amount of detail. I would have more to say if I was more of an art critic, but I tend to take things on face value and enjoy them for that. If you want to see this I say wait until next month when the 1st Tuesday comes around. It is a good deal if you can wait in line for around 30 minutes. I enjoyed it and I would tell you all to go see it if you have not already.