Saturday, November 14, 2009

Around the World by Noon

We traveled all through Europe this morning seeing works of the Masters all before noon today. One of the art museums had a free admission today with some art projects like making a postcard or a picture frame as well as the Masterworks exhibit as a scavenger hunt. They arranged the paintings so that each room was a different country like Italy, Spain, Netherlands etc. One of the theaters even performed several songs from Narnia play/musical being performed in our area this season.

It was kind of fun but taking a 5 year old to see some of the Renaissance paintings, you know, with the women not truly clothed like in Susanna and the Lecherous Men painting, or Venus holding her exposed breast, well, let's just say we had to talk a lot about the body today. Of course lots of the Biblical paintings with Christ on the cross were difficult for her too. She knows the story but really hadn't seen or thought about what would that look like. As we looked through the paintings I talked about them with G so much so that one lady stopped me and said, "I thought you were a curator." I wasn't sure if it was a compliment or an accusation.

Then it was back near home for a bit of horse riding at a birthday party for one of G's classmates. I had to tell G she would never ever get to ride a horse if she didn't take the chance and do it today. She had told me she wouldn't ride it at all then when she did she rode it twice saying it was fun. Sometimes the whole battle is in getting her to try something new.


Marla said...

That had to be funny conversations about body parts. lol

amy said...

what a cool post..You are experiencing so much cool stuff with her!

Vivian M said...

What an instructive day, awesome!