Wednesday, February 21, 2007


This week I am in Los Angeles going to museums: LACMA, Getty, Huntington and Norton Simon. The last is the only one I haven't been to before, and it appears to be the best. The best pictures are those selected by Norton Simon himself. He had a special taste which is apparent in every painting. He likes bright, clear paintings in any period. There is too much Degas, but what can you do. I personally hate Degas, so I spend time looking for Degas paintings that don't look like Degas.

LACMA is a very nice museum. It was showing Magritte. At the Getty were icons from Sinai, including one from the sixth century.

Tomorrow we are going to the LA opera to see Mahagonny. That should be fun, but we haven't figured out how to get there yet.

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