September 29, 2013

Boston. January, 2013

One of the great pleasures for me of a museum membership (or, failing that, a “free” day offered by a museum’s sponsors) is picking out a single painting or two and just taking time to observe it. Copley’s Watson and the Shark (detail shown) is one of my favorites at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. It’s not only displayed in a place of honor and well-lit, it also has a bench in front of it for the lingering visitor. It’s so wonderful to spend time with this painting and notice small details, such as the single finger of Watson’s left hand as it emerges from the water.

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