Friday, July 15, 2011

Art Inspired Field Trip

I have been doing a lot of reading this summer. This hefty read inspired me to take my kiddos on a summer fieldtrip. 

In the book, the author walks the reader through the centuries, interpreting the art of each era.  One of the topics discussed in the book is how each generation's worldview comes out in the art of the time in some form or another.  I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the art of our time at the Museum of Art in Raleigh. 

 So I dragged the kids along to look at it with me, bribing one by allowing him to bring a "friend".

One I pushed.

The first work of art we observed.

Maybe I'm wrong, but this looks like a beautiful attempt to recreate something already made perfectly by God.  And it is barren and fruitless but striking none the less.  And with that I will refrain from anymore modern art interpretations.

The boys were more interested and maybe even inspired by the art of the ancient world.  Not surprisingly, this was Landon's favorite.

I call this photo, Final Reflection. :)

We had a fun afternoon! 

Beautifully Blessed,