Photos by Lydia Richardson ’20
Thursday, November 9, Blair students set out to immerse themselves in the world of art in New York City and Philadelphia. Buses filled early in the morning and returned in time for dinner, where students recounted their newly made memories on the trip. Chriss Liu ’18, who visited the Met, filled me in on her experience.
“The Rodin exhibition was really interesting. He was a really cool french artist, famous for his sculpture Le Penseur (The Thinker).” She also saw Picasso’s portrait of Gertrude Stein, which was surprising to see and magnificent. “Stein and Picasso were such an intellectual power-friend couple,” she added. Students additionally saw art by Van Gogh, Michelangelo, and Vermeer–the classics.
Irene Choi ’18 also visited the Met. For AP Art History, students were assigned to take two selfies, one with a piece that they studied and another with one of their favorite pieces. “I personally loved Matisse’s artwork because of his vibrant color scheme and the fun, happy patterns.”
Students were encouraged by faculty to find deeper meaning and symbolism in the pieces they studied. It was a day full of discovery and cultural immersion.
(Copyright 2017 Janice Negvesky)