The Conversion of St. Paul by Benjamin West
Eleanor Nightingale by John Smibert // Edward Nightingale by John Smibert
Mountain Landscape with an Approaching Storm by Claude-Joseph Vernet
Portrait of the Comtesse de Montsoreau and Sister as Diana and an Attendant by Nicolas de Largilliere // Portrait of the Honorable Mrs. Seymour Bathurst by Sir Thomas Lawrence
The Harp Lesson (Mademoiselle d'Orleans Taking a Harp Lesson) by Jean Antoine Theodore Giroust
I recently visited the Dallas Museum of Art for the first time, and fell head over heels. It was kind of a maze until we (Kieryn and I, the usual) started finding rooms upon rooms of amazing pieces. We ended up staying until just before closing time, though we were only there for a couple hours. I'm personally incredibly inspired by classic oil paintings, and I'm a huge Monet fan girl, and there were a few Monet's I obsessed over. Everything we saw was free, and I'm sure we only scratched the surface. If you're in the area, definitely go. I've actually got a reason to want to go to Dallas now! I'll be going back.
This will definitely have three more parts, because I went a little photo happy. I still struggle putting everything to words, but I'm really lucky to have been around such exquisite art. It's cheesy, but I live for it you guys.