Photo Wednesday: Before & After


Art Institute of Chicago 2005

 Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.
– George Saunders


I do not have a degree in art or anything close to it, but I know how to appreciate beauty. Museums have a lot of those. Whenever I go to museums, however, I sometimes get distracted and admittedly get fascinated by the people looking at the works of art hanging on the gallery walls more than the works of art themselves. Looking back, I now regret not taking a picture of a painting by the masters Van Gough, Monet, etc. Ironic, I know.

Irony is all around us. Candid photos taken in museums for instance sort of capture the other side of museums: informal, as opposed to what most people usually perceive of it. There is a bit of irony in the idea of looking at people looking at a picture, as you are looking at this picture. Get it? Maybe the volume is too cranked up, lower it and read again. lol




(Photo: At the Art Institute of Chicago, 2005)

*** I emailed the Art Institute and learned that the painting is called “The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Itlay, 1907” by John Singer Sargent. Click here to know more about the work.


~ by Happy Sole on March 24, 2010.

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