Friday, October 29, 2010

Toledo Museum of Art

Today, my sister in law, Sharon and I had a fun afternoon at the Toledo Museum of Art.  We didn't take the time to visit the new Egypt Experience, will save that for another time.  But we did take in most everything else at the museum.  I haven't been there in a couple of years, so it was really nice.  I enjoy all of the collections and special exhibits that our Art Museum offers.
 I found this painting fascinating.
Maxfield Parrish's "The Lantern Bearers"

The Lantern Bearers (1908), originally created as a cover illustration for the December 10, 1910 issue of Collier’s magazine. Widely regarded as one of the most popular American illustrators in the first half of the 20th century, Maxfield Parrish (1870 – 1966) was renowned for his idealized neo-classical imagery, meticulous craftsmanship and luminous, richly saturated colors. In The Lantern Bearers, a group of Pierrot or clown figures ascend a set of stairs.
**The photo and description are from the museum's website.

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Happy Saturday Pam;

    I love the painting of "The Lantern Bearers. I've seen it before. Thanks for posting it dear friend. Have a blessed weekend. Love & hugs

  2. Hi Pam, the painting is wonderful! I love it too. Glad you are having a great time! I'm so glad you found my new site ♥
    Talk to you soon!

  3. It is a fascinating painting. Looks almost photographic and I love the lighting in it.
    Hope things are going well for you.
    Have a lovely Tuesday Pam.

  4. Hi Pam,
    Hope you are doing good! The painting is wonderful and so vibrant.Glad you are having a great time.Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Love and hugs