Friday, April 5, 2019

Enjoy Some European Masterworks

Missy Tippens

I have something better than food to share today. Artwork from some of the European masters. We went to the opening of an exhibit at the High Museum in Atlanta last night, and I got to see some stunning pieces from the Phillips Collection. I want to share some photos taken from my phone (so they're not the best). Plus, it was opening night, and the crowds were terrible. So sometimes it was difficult to get a good angle or to zoom in to see without a head in the way! I took a gazillion photos but will only share several here. Some, you may recognize!

Woman with Green Hat by Pablo Picasso
Entrance at the Public Gardens by Vincent van Gogh
The color and brush strokes in this van Gogh really caught my eye from across the room. I knew instantly whose it was.

The Road to Vetheuil by Claude Monet
The light and color in this one jumped right out at me. That, and the big crowd standing in front of it, let me know whose it was.

Two Girls by Berthe Morisot
I loved this one by Morisot. I wanted so much to be able to spend more time in front of it taking in the colors and brush strokes.

Finally, I'll share what was probably my favorite in this exhibit. A very large Degas. I'm sure you're probably all familiar with this one. It was stunning. The color...the light...and they had it hung on a dark green wall which really set it off. I looked it up, and found out it's 4'3" x 3'2."

Dancers at the Barre by Edgar Degas
I want to go back sometime when there won't be a crowd and spend more time. Such an amazing exhibit...

Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, Manet, Monet, Daumier, Ingres, Chardin, Cezanne, Delacroix, Morisot, Seurat, Constable, Sisley, Monticelli, Gauguin, Matisse, Rodin (sculptures), and many other talented artists.

I so appreciate Duncan Phillips, who opened the first museum of modern art in the U.S., and who made this collection possible.

Do you love art?

After more than 10 years of pursuing her dream of publication, Missy Tippens, a pastor’s wife and mom of three from near Atlanta, Georgia, made her first sale to Harlequin Love Inspired in 2007. Her books have since been nominated for the Booksellers Best, Holt Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Maggie Award, Beacon Contest, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, and the Romance Writers of America RITA® Award. Visit Missy at www.missytippens.com and


  1. Thank you for sharing these, Missy. Looking at that roll of names is like an art history course all in itself. I took two semesters of art history in college, from a professor who was totally dedicated and insane about art. She taught the class through a slide show. It was amazing (as attested to the fact that I clearly remember it over 40 years later!).

    1. That sounds so fun, Mary Cate! I did a summer abroad program in England and Scotland before my freshman year, and we studied art and literature. So we saw museums and studied authors. It was so cool! I also ended up taking a music appreciation course but wished I could have taken art appreciation. Hard to fit in with a biology major. :)

  2. I love visiting art museums! When we lived in Kansas, I tried to make a yearly visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as part of our homeschool program. We made it three times in the five years we lived there, and it was always a special day.

    Those lovely. I could look at them for hours! You'll have to go back when you can spend an entire day. :-)

    1. I meant to say that the Nelson-Atkins museum is in Kansas City!

    2. What a wonderful way to teach the kids, Jan! Yes, I plan to go back when I can spend the day and not have to feel bad for wanting to get up close. :)