Friday, April 18, 2008

The Dancer

Oregon fawn lily Erythronum oregonum- native
We hopped on the downtown bus yesterday with a few errands to run, and made a trip to the Portland Art Museum. The lovely special exhibit, The Dancer, is on display. It features studies of dancers, mostly ballerinas done by Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Forain. The collection is inspiringly beautiful, and worth much more than the hour or so that we spent viewing it. Here is my favorite; significantly less beautiful and impressive in its diminutive, unframed form.
We spontaneously took a different bus route home, which of course worked out just fine, and got us home a few minutes earlier, since we eliminated a wait.

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