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Fantastic Collection from Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth

Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument, Joan Miro, 1981; conceived as a stylized personification of motherhood, this sculpture at the museum entrance relates to one of the oldest themes in art: the earth goddess

Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument, Joan Miro, 1981; conceived as a stylized personification of motherhood, this sculpture at the museum entrance relates to one of the oldest themes in art: the earth goddess

The Torment of St. Anthony, Michelangelo, c. 1487-88; this is the first known painting of Michelangelo completed when he was 12 or 13 and is the only painting by the artist on display in the Americas

The Torment of St. Anthony, Michelangelo, c. 1487-88; this is the first known painting of Michelangelo completed when he was 12 or 13 and is the only painting by the artist on display in the Americas

On the Pont de l'Europe, Gustave Caillebotte, 1876-77; Robert McCarter, author of Louis I. Kahn (architect of the Kimble), says the Kimble entry gallery is one of the most beautiful spaces ever built, with its astonishing, ethereal, silver-colored light

On the Pont de l'Europe, Gustave Caillebotte, 1876-77; Robert McCarter, author of Louis I. Kahn (architect of the Kimble), says the Kimble entry gallery is one of the most beautiful spaces ever built, with its astonishing, ethereal, silver-colored light

Man in a Blue Smock, Paul Cezanne, c. 1896-97; the Museum's collection today consists of only about 350 works of art, but they are of notably high quality; there are no American pieces since they are covered by the Amon Carter Museum next door

Man in a Blue Smock, Paul Cezanne, c. 1896-97; the Museum's collection today consists of only about 350 works of art, but they are of notably high quality; there are no American pieces since they are covered by the Amon Carter Museum next door

Abstraction, Piet Mondrian, 1939-42; the Kimball began as the collection of Kay and Verna Kimball which became the best select of Old Masters works in the Southwest; their wills stipulated that the collection be housed in a museum of the first-class

Abstraction, Piet Mondrian, 1939-42; the Kimball began as the collection of Kay and Verna Kimball which became the best select of Old Masters works in the Southwest; their wills stipulated that the collection be housed in a museum of the first-class

L'Air, Aristide Maillol, 1962; this work honors the crew of the hydroplane Croix du Sud, which left on Dec 7, 1936 for the 24th trans-Atlantic crossing of a newly established mail service between France and South America, and disappeared after take-off

L'Air, Aristide Maillol, 1962; this work honors the crew of the hydroplane Croix du Sud, which left on Dec 7, 1936 for the 24th trans-Atlantic crossing of a newly established mail service between France and South America, and disappeared after take-off

Weeping Willow, Claude Monet, 1918-19; this work belongs to a series of 10 paintings Monet completed as the fighting from WWI threatened his home in Giverny and as his eyesight worsened

Weeping Willow, Claude Monet, 1918-19; this work belongs to a series of 10 paintings Monet completed as the fighting from WWI threatened his home in Giverny and as his eyesight worsened

Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds, Caspar David Friedrich, c. 1835; Friedrich is among the greatest of those Romantic artists in whose work spiritual yearning is the dominant theme; admission to the Kimball is free

Mountain Peak with Drifting Clouds, Caspar David Friedrich, c. 1835; Friedrich is among the greatest of those Romantic artists in whose work spiritual yearning is the dominant theme; admission to the Kimball is free

The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager), Alfred Sisley, 1872; Sisley befriended Monet and Renoir in the early 1860s and spent most of his working life not in Paris but along the rivers Seine and Loing; he often painted with Monet and Pissarro in the 1870s

The Kitchen Garden (Le Potager), Alfred Sisley, 1872; Sisley befriended Monet and Renoir in the early 1860s and spent most of his working life not in Paris but along the rivers Seine and Loing; he often painted with Monet and Pissarro in the 1870s

Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, First President of the Chambre des Comptes, Jean-Antoine Houdon. 1779; Houdon was acclaimed as perhaps the first sculptor in the history of art to render eyes so convincingly

Portrait of Aymard-Jean de Nicolay, First President of the Chambre des Comptes, Jean-Antoine Houdon. 1779; Houdon was acclaimed as perhaps the first sculptor in the history of art to render eyes so convincingly

The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, Georges de la Tour, c. 1630-34; this work is one of the greatest masterpieces of 17th century French art and comically highlights the dangers of indulgence in wine, women, and gambling

The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, Georges de la Tour, c. 1630-34; this work is one of the greatest masterpieces of 17th century French art and comically highlights the dangers of indulgence in wine, women, and gambling

Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets, Luis Melendez, c. 1760-65; the greatest Spanish still-life painter of his time, yet I had never heard of him; many of his works decorate the walls of El Escorial in Spain

Still Life with Oranges, Jars, and Boxes of Sweets, Luis Melendez, c. 1760-65; the greatest Spanish still-life painter of his time, yet I had never heard of him; many of his works decorate the walls of El Escorial in Spain

Portrait of Dr. Francisco de Pisa, El Greco, c. 1610-14; born on Crete, El Greco settled in Toledo, Spain in 1577 where he painted commissions for the city's wealthy and educated elite

Portrait of Dr. Francisco de Pisa, El Greco, c. 1610-14; born on Crete, El Greco settled in Toledo, Spain in 1577 where he painted commissions for the city's wealthy and educated elite

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham, Peter Paul Rubens, 1625; Rubens was both a painter and a diplomat which enabled him to get nice commissions from the British Royal Family such as this one

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Buckingham, Peter Paul Rubens, 1625; Rubens was both a painter and a diplomat which enabled him to get nice commissions from the British Royal Family such as this one

Cocoon-shaped Jar with Cloud-Scroll Design, Western Han Dynasty, China, 206 BC-9 AD; this handsome jar would have served as a mortuary object, placed in a tomb as a substitute for the more valuable bronze and lacquer vessels used in daily life

Cocoon-shaped Jar with Cloud-Scroll Design, Western Han Dynasty, China, 206 BC-9 AD; this handsome jar would have served as a mortuary object, placed in a tomb as a substitute for the more valuable bronze and lacquer vessels used in daily life

Portrait of Heriberto Casany, Joan Miro, 1918; the Renzo Piano Pavilion opened in 2013 expanding the Kimble by 85,000 sq ft; Piano also designed the Menil Collection in Houston and the Pompideau Centre in Paris

Portrait of Heriberto Casany, Joan Miro, 1918; the Renzo Piano Pavilion opened in 2013 expanding the Kimble by 85,000 sq ft; Piano also designed the Menil Collection in Houston and the Pompideau Centre in Paris

L'Asie, Henri Matisse, 1946; painted near the end of his career, this piece culminates his obsession with single female figures, richly costumed, in exotic settings

L'Asie, Henri Matisse, 1946; painted near the end of his career, this piece culminates his obsession with single female figures, richly costumed, in exotic settings

Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog, Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1787; Reynolds painted this portrait nearly two decades after becoming president of the Royal Academy of Arts and only two years before losing his sight and being forced to retire from painting

Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog, Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1787; Reynolds painted this portrait nearly two decades after becoming president of the Royal Academy of Arts and only two years before losing his sight and being forced to retire from painting

Portrait of Charles Carpeaux, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, 1874; among the preeminent French sculptors of his day, Carpeaux remains best known for his influential sculpture of allegorical nudes that graces the facade of the Paris Opera House

Portrait of Charles Carpeaux, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, 1874; among the preeminent French sculptors of his day, Carpeaux remains best known for his influential sculpture of allegorical nudes that graces the facade of the Paris Opera House

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I love the Kimbell -- great photos

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