This week Victoria Hinshaw came to town and my friend Julie Halperson and I met her for a day at the National Gallery of Art, one of my favorite places! I’ve talked about it before here and I’ll probably talk about it again.
We came to see the special Pre-Raphaelite exhibition. The Pre-Raphaelites were a group of British artists who shook the art world, starting in 1848, by rejecting traditional approaches to painting in their scientific precision, innovative subject matter, and use of brilliant colors. Lots of the images will be familiar to romance readers. And who isn’t familiar with William Morris prints?
We had a lovely lunch, too, in the museum’s cafe. The food was British-themed.
Oddly enough, even more than the exhibit, I enjoyed the museum’s sculptures
I didn’t buy the hat….
What special times with friends have you had lately?
I have one more image to show you…My new bookcover! A Reputation for Notoriety will be released May 21, 2013.