Friday, January 01, 2010

2010 - With Art



To illustrate what I wish us all for 2010, I thought I'd use images from exhibitions I've enjoyed these past 2 weeks in Paris. At the Pinacothèque, where masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age have been loaned by my dear Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), we can wish for many books, both enlightening and amusing... and for music, played by that graceful mandolin... Let's also wish for pooches and pets of all kinds, curled up on our beds...

The musée Antoine Bourdelle celebrates Isadora Duncan - wishing us plenty of dancing.

Finally the Fauvists & Expressionists show at the Marmottan Monet museum speaks of a year filled with colors.

23 comments:

angela said...

Awww, what a great way to express a wish for the year ahead!!

Yes, here is to a year filled with enlightening and amusing books, curled up pooches, dancing and glorious colour!!!

Happy 2010!!!!!!

Debra said...

Ahhh...yes! Let's wish for health, happiness, good books, lots of art, dance and then curl up with our most precious fuzzies.
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful New Year's eve with your family. Do you return to LA soon? So sad when a holiday has to end. I'm strecthing it out with our tree still up and lights here and there.

Beth said...

I love that first photo! It's inspiring. Could you please bring back the original for me? ;)

Mary-Laure said...

ANGELA - Happy you're wishing for the same things as me! Best 2010 to you too.

DEBRA - I love the expression "our fuzzies", how cute... Hope Pickles will have a good year too.
I'll be back in LA next week. Sad to say goodbye to loved ones.

BETH - sure, I'll just steal it for you. If you bail me out in case I get caught, he he he.

The Clever Pup said...

Happy New Year, Mary=Laure

If Jane said...

oh i love your wishes....i must accept each and everyone!!! ;))!!! xx

Giulia said...

Lovely, M-L. GG made me sleep in late, lil furball. She's a soporific. (I swear I only had one glass of pinot noir last night!) We're still hoping, though, for pix of Benjy in his black turtleneck sweater...the intellectual dog in Paris...to match the adorable intellectual feline Saki's post.

xoxo from DC

Susan (& the again-sleeping Giulia)

Mary-Laure said...

IF JANE - please accept these wishes and share them with little Steevie of course.

GIULIA & SUSAN - oh I am sure you had a wonderful late morning. Isn't it wonderful how those furry friends keep us warm in bed?
Trying to snap a pic of Benjy in his black turtleneck but the beast just won't stay still for the camera!
Have a good nap, Giulia...

marie said...

looks like its going to be a good year :)

Blue Muse said...

All the best, the beautiful and endless joy to you! Happy New Year.
xo Isa

Sam said...

Beautiful post and three cheers for art! Happy New Year dear Mary-Laure - have so much enjoyed your gorgeous and cultured blog in 2009 - looking catching up in 2010!

Gabbi said...

What wonderful exhibits! I love reading about your travels Mary-Laure.

Sending lots of love and wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Joyful said...

Beautiful wishes for a fantastic 2010 and I wish you all the same :-)
Are you still in Paris? I'm wondering if you have a moment if you could contact me by email to let me know what a first timer to Paris should do and where they might stay that isn't terrible expensive (if there is such a thing).

donna baker said...

You are a sweeetheart, Mary Laure. And here's to the new year ahead.

Laura in Paris said...

It's such a creative way to translate your wishes for 2010. So let it be!

Mary-Laure said...

JOYFUL - yes, I am still in Paris for a few more days... Give me your contact info and I can send you some Paris tips. The first tip of course is to check out the posts on this blog under the label PARIS.
Are you planning a trip to the city of light?

patti said...

Oh, how lovely!

Spangler Cummings said...

Wish I were there to see the Fauves and Expressionists...such gusto. The walls with sing in that grand old residence.

Mary-Laure said...

SPANGLER - I wish I could see the show in your company, as you are always so insightful and enthusiastic about art...

Hila said...

Jealous, jealous, jealous!!
Happy New Year :)

Angie Muresan said...

Simply lovely!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Oh the Isadora Duncan exhibition would be wonderful!

artycho said...

Wishing you a happy blissful New Year! I wish I could spend January in Paris too!