A few shots from a recent trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. We are so lucky to share the same home city as this fantastic resource. There is nothing like being surrounded by art, lots of truly great art, in person. While we access art online every day, the visceral experience of seeing and being with the original work is a different, deeper experience, one that refreshes and inspires us.
These photos are detail shots of a late 2nd century Roman mosaic, The Four Seasons, a floor mosaic from none other than the House of the Drinking Contest, made from stone and glass. We can't help but insert a plug for mosaics here: this piece is a great example of the physical durability and the lasting power of color in mosaics.