On Friday Frances said,
"Carol, first of all let me tell you how beautiful your watercolor apples are! They blush in a most lovely way".
Oui? And La Table de Nana said,
"PS j'aime les pommes".
Really? I looked for the apple watercolor and couldn't find it. Hmmm...what about going to the Murano - Fragile exhibit at the musee Maillol to brush up on painting transparencies and blushes?
I went on Saturday.
59-61 Rue de Grenelle
Métro: Rue du Bac
Normally I'd think,"oh I've been to Venice...seen that..but boy am I glad I went. Around 200 pieces covering 700 years of master glassmaking. This is the "piece de resistance" by Perez (2011) symbolizing life, death, tradition, change, blood, you name it. Better call it the "broken piece de resistance".
Based on this traditional filigree chandelier from the 18th century.
Based on this bunch of glassy lollipops/sucette at le Grand Epicerie?
Exquisite lighting at the exhibition...
Casting exquisite shadow...
Hard not to gasp at the delicacy of many piece using filigree techniques inspired to produce imitations of antiques. These by Verrerie FratelliToso around 1900.
At last some lovely ovoid vases to paint...
A whole row of them in fact.
A Witty goldfish bowl vase...
Head back to 93, rue du Bac and turn left for Patisseries des Reves' glass globes full of edible treasures post-exhibit.
Alora, my watercolor washy glass vases..must go back and look some more.
Murano - Fragile at the musee Maillol till 28 July.