Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Julia Margaret Cameron
I had one of my days in New York Yesterday, met some former students at a bar and enjoyed that a lot, stopped in at the Metropolitan Museum and wandered around, enjoyed some seventeenth and eighteenth century paintings: Caravaggio rocks, and it was so nice by the early nineteenth when they weren't wearing the stupid powdered wigs anymore. There was a small but very choice Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit: several of her most famous images including, of course, the one of her beautiful favorite niece and namesake, Julia,who was the mother of Virginia and Vanessa Stephens. Tennyson, Herschel-- everybody knew everybody back in the day. And her women, such great beauties, had real noses and chins, as opposed to all the women in the drawings and paintings in the nineteenth c.