Friday, May 25, 2018

A VISIT TO THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN RICHMOND, VA

Back in January we decided to visit the art museum.  It is another place we are going back to.  Like most places you just can't see everything in one trip.








I'm surprised I don't have as much information on the artwork I saw.  I think it was because we were rushing through as we had a certain time for the Terra Cotta Army Exhibit.  I do know that the lady in the painting that I cropped from the one above,  is Lydia Schabelsky, Baroness Stael-Holstein.






I cropped and sectioned this one to see the detail.


One of the several tapestries I saw.






The architecture in each section seems to mirror their exhibits perfectly.


Below: Embriachi Workshop
Hexagonal Box from Italy (Venice)
ca. 1400
Carved bone, horn, wood.











One area I would like to visit again is the Faberge section.  


Below: Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Tsar Nicholas II - ca. 1900.  He is also in the photo above, and I believe one of them is a member of the British Royal Family.  I would have to go back to be sure.




These pieces were very striking, as was the vase and jewelry below it.

















"The Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts is the 10th largest comprehensive art museum in the United States today, with about 5,000 works of art in permanent collection."