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I like Money. Our office has several of the prints hanging around. One of my favorite artist is Tadashi Asoma. I like his bright colors and the peaceful feeling. http://homedecorators30.artselect.com/perl/frArtistByLastName?letter=A&artist=Tadashi+Asoma&t=a Enjoy!


I hope you've been able to see some of Monet's work, particularly any of the Parliment pieces, in person. A museum I worked at had an exhibition made up mainly of his London works, and they are breathtaking. I don't consider impressionism my favorite thing ever, but being able to see a series of these works definitely earned my respect.


I have been lucky enough to see 2 exhibits of Monet's work in the UK

Recently (2005): http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/turnerwhistlermonet/ Turner, Whistler & Monet. This picture was displayed there!

Also, I think I went to see this one (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/258984.stm) Monet in the 20th Century where they had HUGE collections :)

I am also lucky enough to have visited the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris: http://www.marmottan.com/francais/, but not since they re-did it last year.

*grin* I am lucky to live near London and Paris, and be able to do stuff like this!

Jon Dose

[this is good] I haven't had the privilege of seeing Monet's work up close.  You are indeed lucky to live where you can do these things.    I do love the Impressionist's work as a whole.  I have seen Cézanne's work up close in an exhibit in Sydney a few years back.  It too was outstanding.......Isn't the Dali Universe located near you too?.....  another favorite.


To be honest, while I can appreciate that Dali is clever he actually holds no actual appeal for me. Picasso is another - technically wonderful but just doesn't *spark* for me.

Hubbie loves Dali, particularly the melting clocks, and there is one of elephant/shadow-not-elephant?

And yes, I am very lucky with the impressionism around here - although equally lucky in having a Dad who encouraged/s me to go see stuff with him!


Before you give up on Picasso, have you been to the Musée Picasso in Paris? If not, I definitely recommend giving it a go because it's such an interesting and deep look into his career--not just the works we all know, but doodles and ceramics and sculpture. I found it to be very different from most artist's museums in that it didn't/couldn't gather all his masterpieces and instead told a story about a man very passionate about art. I enjoyed it much more than I expected.

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