Wordless Wednesday: The Lady in the Green Dress

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Wordless Wednesday: The Lady in the Green Dress

 

Leela - Portrait of a Woman in a Green Dress

 

We spent several hours at Balboa Park on Saturday as part of our anniversary celebration. Some of that time was at a wonderful and intimate art musuem, the Timken Musuem (free admission) that features a collection of European masters, American 19th Century art, and Russian icons in 6 rooms.

 

Close-up of Leela Portrait of a Woman in a Green Dress

 

Part of the reason for going was to see "Leela - Portrait of a Woman in a Green Dress,"a modernist installation by local artist Bhavna Mehta, inspired by the 1530 painting by Bartolomeo Veneto, "Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress" also in the museum (see photo at bottom).

 

This almost-lifesize "sculpture" is all paper, folded and cut. Truly amazing and beautifully colorful.

 

Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress by Bartolomeo Veneto

 

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Hi Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes-- 

It was pretty impressive and you really had to stand there for a while to see everything that was in the installation. The video of the paper folding was fascinating.

Jeff

Aug 01, 2018 09:29 AM #4
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Hi Nina Hollander 

I thought of you immediately when we went into the Russian room.

Here's one - will email more.

Jeff

Aug 01, 2018 09:31 AM #5
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Thanks, Jeff... simply gorgeous.

Aug 01, 2018 09:32 AM #6
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, what an amazing art piece.  I agree with others, seeing it in person would be a great treat but I'll settle for the beautiful picture you've shared.

Aug 01, 2018 10:22 AM #7
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Jeff I don't think I have every seen anything like that before.

Aug 01, 2018 11:27 AM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

It was a stunning creation, and seeing the actual work of art from 1530 that was the inspiration was really something! We were so impressed with this small collection including a beautiful Rembrandt, the only one in San Diego.

Jeff

Aug 01, 2018 11:44 AM #9
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Hi Beth Atalay 

I was not sure what to expect - it was amazing that this was all in paper - I cannot imagine the hours needed for the cutting, and folding, and it was all so precisely done.

Jeff

Aug 01, 2018 11:45 AM #10
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George Souto 

It was certainly a first for me. So glad I got to see it - the photo does not do it justice.

Jeff

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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - This sounds like a fun day. Of course Balboa Park is closer for you than it was for me! - We used to take the kids there. We could spend the whole day there.  The kids loved the zoo, space museum and the railroad museum. There was always some special exhibit to see.  Great way to enjoy each other's company.  I know you love art. 

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

It's not a bad trip, we just don't go very often, and have yet to see so many of the musuems...waiting for those grandkid visits! We love going to the zoo, and the San Diego Art Museum is quite nice. I know Enzo would love the railroad and space museums! Yep, give me art, and beautiful gardens, and I can be pretty happy (with great food to follow as we had on Saturday!)

Jeff

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Hello Jeff --- an incredible post showcasing some great local events. Happy Belated Anniversary. 

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Jeff Dowler, CRS  beautiful art Work thank you for sharing have never seen this before

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funny how things can trigger a memory... I remember an art project of making a Christmas tree out of old used tv guides and painting them green and then putting glitter on them.  You folded the paper and the top part of her pleated dress looks like that.  wonder if the artist made tv guide Christmas trees when they were a kid?

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Thank you so much Michael Jacobs 

We had a wonderful day together, doing things we enjoy...for hours!!

Jeff

Aug 01, 2018 08:46 PM #17
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Hi Hannah Williams 

It was a wonderful art object to see and fun to share with others who might appreciate it!

Jeff

Aug 01, 2018 08:47 PM #18
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Ha ha Tammy Lankford, 

I remember those decorations with the folded pages, too. Seems to me my kids made them in daycare or at school. Wow, it's been MANY years!

Jeff

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Good morning Jeff and happy Anniversary. These are neat features. I love the painting.

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That is a pretty colorful sculpture and interesting that it was all paper, such amazing talents people have!

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Happy Anniversary and what a pleasant way to spend it getting some culture and history.

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What a fun event this must be.  I wonder why she has a house on her head?

Aug 05, 2018 12:52 PM #23
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