Sunday, November 16, 2014

iHEARTMACRO AND MOSAIC MONDAY

These are for Laura's i heart macro and Judith's Mosaic Monday.  
My thanks to both Laura and Judith for hosting these wonderful memes.  




A few weeks ago we visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  As you can see, this work of art was on the map and visitors guide.  It is Leonardo da Vinci's "Portrait of Ginevra de' Benci" 1474-1478.


The following mosaic show photos in part of other famous paintings and I will be sharing them in their entirety in a future post.  



I am very grateful to the gallery that we are allowed to take photos of all these fabulous paintings.  Flash would not be good and I know they would object to that, so I am glad our cameras have improved enough that we can take photos without the use of flash, and therefore the rules have relaxed a little.  Not all places are as flexible though, I realize that also.


22 comments:

happywonderer said...

I always appreciate being able to take photos in these amazing galleries especially since we can get good photos without a flash. Beautiful mosaic!

William Kendall said...

The framing around that mosaic certainly stands out beautifully. I should pay a visit to our gallery, now that they've relaxed the rules about photography.

Cloudia said...

I appreciate their generosity as well. Such nice photos you got




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Stephanie said...

Nice to hear they have relaxed the rules in galleries.

Elephant's Child said...

How lucky you are. Our galleries and museums ban all photography.

Indrani said...

Good ones without flash. :)
Great art work.

Linda said...

Even stores ban people to take photos (for the most part), here in Montreal. How wonderful you were able to get these, Denise. Lovely!

Mascha said...

What a great gallery and a funny idea, all in one frame
Have a nice new week :-)

Hannah said...

What a beautiful set of paintings in the collage, such delicate complexions! The first one makes me feel better for having such wispy eyelashes.LOL

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

How lucky to view these beautiful paintings....the one time I visited the National Gallery, I was lost for hours in the artwork....it was like being transported to a dream world...and there is so much light there it makes for great pictures....

Sandra said...

our art museum allows no flash photos to.. these are wonderful and i love the frame with the collage inside.

dianne schmidley said...

I love the Gallery, and now I am inspired to visit...soon.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm glad you were allowed to photograph the paintings as well. The collage you created with the big museum type frame is awesome.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Laura said...

looks like a wonderful time… I love going to art museums. Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close Denise.

Pat said...

Lovely framed collage.

Marie said...

Interesting mosaics! :-) It really is wonderful that non-flash photography is often allowed, and so easily done these days.

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

Beautiful pictures -- those eyes!!! you said exactly what I was thinking about taking pictures there. Thanks for sharing.

ann said...

Quite amazing art and amazing photographs of the Master's work. Loved seeing it.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful art. Many museums forbid all photography. In Prague you had to buy a permit if you wanted to take photos.

Linda P. said...

I appreciate it when it's possible to use a camera without the flash in such places, but sadly not many allow it. Those masterpieces of art are so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for sharing.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I love spending time in that museum. I used to work right there by the museum. Your mosaic is beautiful. Great idea.

pattisjarrett said...

Nice! My friend wanted to go there when in DC recently, but it didn't work out.