I’d never been to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston before, so I was excited to visit today. There was an exhibit of Francis Bacon’s later work which was pretty good. I was not familiar with his work, so it was a nice education. But what I really enjoyed was the permanent collection on the 2nd floor.
This Greek wine vase was very interesting to me because I just recently finished the novel Circe, so I was familiar with the characters shown in the painting: Ariadne, Theseus, the Minotaur, and Daedalus. I love the style of these Greek depictions.
One of my favorite artists is Henri Matisse so it was thrilling to see two of his paintings. I especially love his line work in the faces of his subjects.
I’m not so interested in religious depictions, but I thought this painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was excellent.
I would have liked to stay longer in the museum to look at the paintings more closely, but sadly it closed at 5 pm. I guess I’ll just have to come back again! 😊