Saturday, December 30, 2006

Some Art Saturday

I spent a month in Edinburgh, Scotland the summer between my junior and senior years in college for a summer abroad course. I got credit for an English course, but we studied art, literature, history, and architecture of Scotland. One of the places I always enjoyed visiting was the National Gallery of Scotland. This is one of the beautiful landscape paintings in their collection. I used to have a postcard version of it, but it has been misplaced in the last 15 years! Hopefully, I can go to see the painting in person again one day. It's actually quite large (about 6 x 9.5 feet!), so this tiny version doesn't do it justice.

Landscape with Apollo and the Muses
by Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) c. 1652
(from the National Galleries of Scotland Online Collections)