Monday, December 5, 2011

What a lovely day

if only I weren't coughing up a lung!!!!

We went off to Caixa Forum and saw some truly lovely Impressionist works from the Clark Institute in Massachusetts.....(spelling that only took three shots!).

He was part of the Singer family, as in the sewing machines and had lots of money and the two of them had extremely good taste.  If you're in BCN before mid-Feb...go.

While we were there, Eldest wanted to go and see the exhibit about the costumes from the Russian Ballet, who seem to have spent quite a bit of time in Spain.  There are costumes there designed by Miró, Picasso (which seems to be when he met one of his wives, Olga, the ballet dancer) Matisse and more.  Most amazing exhibit.  There were also the costumes from Stravinsky's Rites of Spring, the ballet that caused a riot when it opened.  Radiolab has a piece about it here....just amazing.  This is actually a fascinating piece looking at music, and what it is made of and how it touches us sometimes emotionally and neurologically....the piece about the Rites of Spring comes in at about the 30 minute mark, but it's worth listening to the whole show.

Here it is:

We all staggered home in a roundabout sort of way, doing a wee bit of shopping enroute, then had a fire, a delicious dinner, a game of clue and stories by the fire.

Weekend just keeps going on!  Though I have to work for a couple of hours tomorrow.  Not the end of the world.

Hope yours was a good one too!


Beth said...

What a wonderful end to your lovely day - quality family time.
(I don't know how you keep up the pace with what sounds like a terrible & lingering cough...)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lead to the show. Radiolab is wonderful. How do you find these things?
sea Dog

Anonymous said...

Oh I forgot
Diane deutsch who supposedly has perfect pitch has an awful voice.
What we hear and what we produce are not coorelated
Sea Dog

Anonymous said...

sounds nice. Here we got the first snow of the season in the village :)

kate said...

I love the Clark Institute!

And I'm sorry you're ill. Sounds like you're not letting it hold you back, though!