Happy Friday and happy International Museum Day! (Lots of museums are offering free admission today.) Our community project for today: wear a fragrance to match your favorite painting (or other object, anything you like!) in a museum, and if you can, post a link to an image.
What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.
I'm on day 2 of Whistler, this time with Whistler's White Girl (you can see the whole painting here), currently on view at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The National Gallery says that the painting...
met with severe public derision, but a number of artists and critics praised his entry. [...] Clearly, Whistler was more interested in creating an abstract design than in capturing an exact likeness of the model, his mistress Joanna Hiffernan. His radical espousal of a purely aesthetic orientation and the creation of "art for art's sake" became a virtual rallying cry of modernism.
Reminder: on 5/25 we're doing Oh the Places You’ll Go...wear a perfume with a place name. Suggested by Elisa.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2018, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: top image shows detail from Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1861-1862.