The Philadelphia Art Museum has reopened with restricted hours after closing for a major expansion of its galleries and because of Covid-19.
What a pleasure to run in and have a little absinthe with old friends.
Interior of a Tavern, oil on canvas, 1886.
Peter Severin Kroyer, 1851-1909, Danish. Philadelphia Art Museum
A Corner of the Moulins de la Galette, 1892, oil on cardboard.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901, French. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Although you wonder whether a rosy flush on the Lady Elibank’s cheeks and her somewhat distracted look is a tipple she has been enjoying even in our absence!
Portrait of Lady Elibank, c. 1805, oil on canvas.
Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756-1823, Scottish. Philadelphia Art Museum
And you walk down a half-lit corridor to greet again the two walking in moonlight even at high noon.
Carnival Evening, 1886, oil on canvas.
Henri Rousseau, 1844-1910, French. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Thank goodness, you think: good friends of so many years………