Thursday, March 11, 2010

Artsy Fartsy

David posing with a fine piece of Islamic Art in the IM Pei Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.
IM Pei, the same architect who designed the additional pyramid to the Louvre, was lured out of retirement to design this building. It's quite amazing.
Which reminds me, the other day while having students work on an assignment about Vincent Van Gogh (I teach an Introduction to Fine Arts Course), I was having students look up where some famous paintings were hanging. One of the students said, "The Sunflowers is located in you that pyramid place in Paris". I gasped and said "You mean the Louvre?" "Oh yes Miss that one." I have a long way to go with these kids...

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