Saturday, October 15, 2022

What do you miss?

Drawing of Botticelli's
Madonna of the Veil
black marker on paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

Steven and I were at two malls today (whew! A lot).  We were 
masked, and a few other people were, but we felt we were there
for necessities -- like new shoes because ours are worn out.  Still
a mall makes our society's passion for shopping so wildly clear.

And still I realized I missed seeing people -- even overhearing
people arguing, because we have only been to a mall once a
year since the pandemic -- for the holiday season. It was
exciting to see the whole of Toronto -- all different cultures,
and ways of dressing, on parade -- just out shopping.

So I realize that I also miss museums, like the Uffizi in Florence,
that has a room of Botticelli's. Overwhelmingly wonderful.
This Inktober drawing from 2019, celebrates Botticelli.  I am
not religious at all, but Florence, Italy made me fall in love
with halos.

The drawing in no way reflects how amazing the
painting is. I love how Botticelli creates such
beautiful halos, and that they slide over the rest of
the world, taking precedence.  Still I had fun doing
the drawing, and I think the care required working
with ink, makes painting seem relatively easy.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Your drawing is amazing❣️ And to have been at the Ufizzi gallery❣️ Swoon. On my list of things I really really want to do is travel more. 🤗❣️❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

It was amazing. The other artists we knew in the
show I was in, told us we'd have to buy tickets to the gallery online.
We walked up to the entry desk, and I think we paid to get
in, and asked what else do we have to do, and the lady on
the desk said, go in! Lol.


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