Tuesday, 18 October 2011

A Competition for my Readers

Everyone should get across to the States and visit some of their wonderful museums and high on the list of any visitor should be the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Sheila and I had a day there yesterday, as well as the doing the Cheers pilgrimage, and I'd forgotten what a treasure house it is.

As well as a stunning exhibition of Degas works the permanent collection is one of the best in the world. Very strong on the great Europeans but fabulous on the variety of great Americans and it was those that I particularly wanted to see as many of them are ill represented in our European galleries. For example I'm only aware of one Church painting in Europe and that is in the National Gallery of Scotland and it's one of his best, a stunning picture of Niagara Falls. Another must - see.

I thought of spending a lot of time producing my response to these images but chasing our luggage around New England has curtailed blogging time so I thought a little competition wouldn't go amiss.

So here they are and the first reader to identify all of them wins the star prize, a little gift from myself. That should kill the interest.

Good luck.

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4

Picture 5

Picture 6

Picture 7

Picture 8

Picture 9

Picture 10

Picture 11

Picture 12

Picture 13

Picture 14

Picture 15

Some real eye candy in that lot, eh?


Peter Ward said...

Some stunning paintings amongst this lot Mick!
Glad to see you finally got there.

Caroline said...

Picture 15 is by Turner!!! picture 2 is Degas,5 Hopper,6 Frida? has a Mexico look about it. The others look familar, that 1st one I do know but can't recall the artist. I haven't done very well have 1, do I get a prize for effort! Have a lovely trip, it sounds so glamourous being on the internet in America!

Mick Carney said...

Peter - Yes, we got here and our tale of travelling is an epic. Nevertheless we managed to cause a great deal of inconvenience to BA in revenge for their various sins against us!

Mick Carney said...

Caroline - You've made a start and so far only 66% correct. They aren't that difficult. For most of them think American. It would be good to get a winner.