Saturday, July 16, 2016

Another Look at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Last week you might remember I visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.  I made a 2 page spread in my summer journal about my day. I added my subway and museum tickets, along with a postcard of Isabella Stewart Gardner. This is actually her portrait painted by John Singer Sargent. The portrait is in the museum.
Hope I'm not too boring, but I took a ton of photos last week at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and I wanted to share a few more with you. For a small museum, it was just chock full of art.
Of many forms and kinds.

 When I go into places so full of things I go into sensory overload and I know I miss a lot of things because there's too much to take in.  The photos help me see what  I might have missed. This especially true when viewing art with my husband- who doesn't have lots of patience for paintings so there's no going back for a second look. But he loves old buildings (me too); that's how I got him to go in the first place. But one thing for sure, I'm not waiting 30 years to go back again.
Hot sunny Saturday here in New Hampshire. How about you?
Hope you enjoyed the views.
Happy weekend. 


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your journal pages and the fabulous photos. There is some great art and furniture there, and I can understand you wanting to spend more time there! I love her desk, too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

Boring? LOL, not a chance! There's a stunning variety of different kinds of art there. I'm amazed. I'd love to have a day there, or more. Thanks for the photos :)

Gibby Frogett said...

Wonderful journal page to remember your fab day out.
Lots of interesting things to see - I'd be taking loads of photos too.
Its hot and hunid, was sunny and now a bit cloudy here in Essex UK.
Have a lovely weekend.
Gill x

sheila 77 said...

I always enjoy the trips you kindly take us on, and this is a different indoors trip. The paintings are marvellous, your photos show them so clearly, also the carvings and the rooms and passageways. That is very interesting that photos can show us what we missed at the time, and it is surprisingly true.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the journal pages, BUT, I also love that you took lots of photos. I often find things in my photos that skipped my attention when I was snapping away. This was wonderful to look over each one and spend some time viewing them. Such incredibly diverse art. I truly enjoyed you sharing these.

~*~Patty S said...

I really enjoyed your photos and your journal pages too Erika!
It is a nice chance to see some of a museum I may not ever get to visit.
The mostly monotone look of your journal pages is really pleasing too.

~*~Patty S said...

also meant to say how interesting it is to view photos and like you catch details I had missed...
L♥ve taking photos too :-)

Let's Art Journal said...

I just love the page you have created to remember your fabulous trip to this incredible Museum! Your design mirrors the images you have captured in your photos perfectly. I'm definately inspired to try to create a similar page when the opportunity arises, thank you! Wishing you a happy week! J :-)

Jeanie said...

Oh sigh! Bringing back wonderful, long-ago memories!