Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This is a very sinful thing that I am doing here, because I am letting fashion trump art. I caught sight of this painting in one of the American galleries of the De Young Museum as I was passing from one part of the building to another. The seated figure arrested my attention enough for me to stop and take several hasty pictures. However, these were not so much pictures of the painting as they were pictures of that impossibly charming silver-blue/silver-green silk-chiffon dress. Worst of all, I neglected to take the customary photo of the wall-mounted identity card that paintings always have to carry with them inside museums.