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Saturday, January 17, 2009

PhotoHunt: Hats

As their reputations precede them, being in their presence is such a joy and a blessing. I am no art critic but seeing the works of Rembrandt (above) and Van Gogh (below) up close, their use of differing styles and colors in their aim to have a unique capture of life is enough to enliven the spirits of the most uncouth and uninterested. Museum-crazy that I am, sans all the other excellent exhibits in the Museum of Modern Art, these hatted portraits make all the walking and jostling through New York City so worthwhile.

And speaking of being mad and hatters, here's a tidbit I picked up when we visited the Savannah History Museum.

Aaaah. Now we know =]

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Blogger ancient one said...

This is a great post! Loved the photos! So now we know why people who made and wore the hats were mad hatters! Mercury!

Saturday, January 17, 2009 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger SASSY MOM said...

I am also an art critic, but I would very much love to visit museums just to take a look at those are pieces. Interesting bit of info you got there.Thanks for sharing.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Sreisaat said...

Kahit ako na walang inkling sa art ay mame-mesmerize kapag nakita ko ang original works ng mga great artists tulad nila Van Gogh at Rembrandt! Isa pang masasabi ko, mahilig sila sa hats :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger stan said...

that is an orginal Vangoth I assume?

Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:04:00 PM  
Blogger jams o donnell said...

Wonderful choice of paintings. I have a Picasso in my entry this week. Happy weekend

Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how you interpreted the theme. I love visiting the Art Institute in Chicago. Seeing the masters up close is a great treat.

Stop by and see my photo hunt if you have time.
JyLnC - Hats

Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:36:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks for posting that interesting note on mad hatters.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:44:00 PM  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent hunting!! I love art.

I'm not a hat person, but I found 'hats' around our home that will work for the hunt. Come on over if you can. I would love to have your company.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 8:01:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

thanks for visiting everyone! glad to have shared the bit of trivia about them mad-hatters =] i really hope hat makers nowadays are using the safest and healthiest of standards.

your individual HATS posts rock too!

sreisaat: hahaha correct! pinili ko na lang yung pinakafavorite ko na pics, pero na-realize ko nga- PURO HATS ang mga tao nung unang panahon haha takot malamigan ang bumbunan?!

Saturday, January 17, 2009 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Bengbeng said...

this week there is so much variety in interpretation on the blogs :) I like yours too

Saturday, January 17, 2009 9:01:00 PM  
Blogger yanix said...

very unique and artistic!

Saturday, January 17, 2009 9:49:00 PM  
Blogger YTSL said...

Interesting that you were allowed to take photos inside a museum gallery with old paintings inside!

Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs Mecomber said...

I loved that museum. As a student living in NYC, I went frequently (it had free admission, does it still?).

Very nice photos. I love art.

I did Photo Hunters today, too! Hope you get a chance to visit.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger EastCoastLife said...

I enjoy visiting museums too. How nice to travel and visit museums in other countries.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:00:00 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Interesting take on this weeks theme.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:51:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Really good photos for this week. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

yes, it's indeed a blessing to be able to appreciate up close artifacts from cultures near and far.

it is rather unfortunate though that i haven't been to a Philippine museum in the recent past; i guess it's part of my mentality that i can visit the local museums almost anytime anyway =(

it is a pleasant surprise for me, too, that many museums in Finland, Sweden, and the US allow photography inside their exhibits, as long as no flash is used.

i hope to feature other snapshots from museums' interiors in the future.

thanks for visiting again, everyone!

Sunday, January 18, 2009 3:15:00 PM  
Blogger kegler747 said...

Sana makapunta din ako dyan sa Museum of Modern Art. I envy you doc! :)

Monday, January 19, 2009 4:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My head cracked over the theme-hats this week :P
I like your straight to the point take on it :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 7:57:00 PM  
Blogger Gregorio said...

I recognized those paintings right away.The Met is my favorite museum of all time.I hope you had a great time.I just put a post on my blog about the Met.It's cool to see you have one also.
Take it easy.

Friday, February 20, 2009 2:49:00 PM  

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