下手の横好き世界5 by William Van Hecke

Portland Art Museum

Over the weekend we visited the Portland Art Museum for a rare chance to see Raphael’s La Velata in person.

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Alfred Maurer’s George Washington struck me as an example of just how accurately Cubism can resemble a familiar face.

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Thomas Moran: The Grand Canal. Its atmosphere reminds me of my favorite from the Art Institute of Chicago: Alberto Pasini’s Circassian Cavalry Awaiting their Commanding Officer at the Door of a Byzantine Monument; Memory of the Orient, which was my iPhone wallpaper for a couple of years. (And is again, now.)

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And finally, from the China Design Now exhibit, the Sinosteel International Plaza, which confirms in my mind that the United States has the world’s most boring architecture.

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