Monday, April 19, 2010

Dinotopia Exhibit

Yesterday, Brett and I took an awesome trip up to the Delaware Art Museum to see the artwork of James Gurney, the author and artist of the Dinotopia books. If you are unfamiliar with his art (like anyone would be) check out his website and blog, and As if 55 of his artworks were not enough of a treat for me, the museum also had a fabulous exhibition of Pre-Raphealite artists works. As a bonus for a miniatures lover, there were 6 miniatures on display in the exhibit. All were watercolor on ivory and absolutely exquisite portraits done by these artists. And can you also believe this, they had an extensive collection of art by the great illustrators of the golden age of illustration, ie, Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth and my personal favorite, Maxfield Parrish. After wearing out my eyes trying to take it all in, we drove back to Marshall but stopped and had a fantastic meal at Carraba's Italian Restaurant. Of course, Brett had to drive home from there. I do love vino! All in all, the best birthday trip ever.

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