Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nana Knit at the Snite

The Snite Art Museum at Notre Dame University in Indiana has to be one of the best art collections I've seen in a University so far in the United States.  And what made it even MORE special was coming across a small painting my Paula Modersohn-Becker. Unfortunately the Snite is rather stingy when it comes to sharing images of their collection and I can't find this particular painting anywhere online. I have loved Becker's work for a long time but to actually see one in the real, I was over the moon and NOT disappointed.

I called the wee guerilla knitting Nana knit in honor of my nana Sally. Lit a candle for her in the grotto near the lake. Such a beautiful campus to walk around, with gargoyles on some of the buildings and a gorgeous lake with plenty of ducks and swans.



All photos by c. bayraktaroglu

5 comments:

Undaunted said...

Ooh, how beautiful :)

Claire B said...

that last photo you posted is amazing!

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks undaunted, Claire. Walking around the lake was just gorgeous and when I saw the moon reflected in the water I just HAD to take a photograph.

Mark Willis said...

I’d love to see one of Paula Modersohn-Becker’s paintings “for real”. I’ve stood in the room at the Hôtel Biron (now the Musée Rodin in Paris) where Rilke wrote his great poem for her, “Requiem for a Friend”. http://wp.me/p9xL4-1y

JafaBrit's Art said...

Mark, I was floored when I saw it. I never expected to see her work in the real, let alone at a University in the middle of Indiana. thanks for sharing the poem, it is beautiful.