When you cannot physically travel, a museum can be an outlet for your wanderlust. You can imagine yourself in other countries and discover what makes each culture unique.
Yesterday’s radiant winter sun gave me courage to take the one hour trip from my suburban home up to Paris. My destination: the Musée Guimet/ Guimet museum, near the Trocadero and the Eiffel tower.
This museum is specialized in Asian art and has a large collection from countries such as; China, Japan, Cambodia, India, etc.
I will be showing you a few of my discoveries in the following days. Below is the first picture that features these elegant women:
These ladies look richly attired and seem to be leading a life of leisure.
This is a painted screen( one part of two)from the second half of the 18th century. I don’t want to give a bad impression on International Woman’s day, but the artwork is called “Courtesans under the weeping willows”. I am just going to concentrate on their beautiful attire and gentle postures. It is an elegant piece of art.
There is more coming this week; I just downloaded my pictures.
I hope to see you soon! Scroll down for a totally unrelated post that follows this one.