Seven More Days
In roughly seven days and nine hours, Monet Water Lilies opens to the general public at the High. I'm guessing photography won't be allowed up in the galleries, but just in case I'll be ready with Benjamin Moore's ben® Color Capture™, the soon-to-be-released app for iPhones. Ideally I might snap a quick detail from one of Monet's iconic paintings and the app could instantly tell me what shade of deep green in Benjamin Moore's collection best matches a green used by the artist.
The picture above is a bit blurry but it looks like David Brenneman, Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of European Art, and the High's fearless leader, Michael Shapiro, are on hand for the installation. (All images belong to the museum; see more on the Flickr page.)
I'm also curious to see how the app works with pictures of pictures. Although we've seen a lot of blue-green walls in the past few years, I still like the paint color above. (The framed abstract is by American-in-Paris, Alfred Maurer, whose early-20th-century work is associated with the Fauve movement. Image is from Accents on Accessories.)
BTW: Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell remains on view at the High through August. Here's a related link.