Long time no post for this blogster. But not to worry.
I finally was forced to leave my house this winter and travel to Boston. While there, I made time to go to the Museum of Fine Arts and view Gustav Klimt's Adam and Eve, which is on loan from the Belvedere Museum in Vienna as part of the MFA’s Visiting Masterpiece series.
The MFA notes the painting gives," visitors a taste of the artist’s signature style, including his sensuous approach to the nude, his bold experiments with pattern, color, and finish, and his exploration of human consciousness and desire." And it does all of that.
However, on the way to Adam and Eve I walked through another exhibit, Over There! Posters From World War I.
According to the MFA the exhibit is, "Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI.
This exhibition is the first time since 1938 that many of these works will be on view, and marks the MFA’s first display of the newly acquired poster I Want You for U. S. Army (1917) by James Montgomery Flagg.
Of course, I was drawn to the two posters about books for soldiers. This is a wonderful exhibit that's worth taking the time to see not only for the posters' historical significance but for the design and richness of the color and printing.
If you want more info about Klimt, Adam and Eve, WWI Books for Soldiers. Try the links below.
Adam and Eve 1
Adam and Eve 2
Books For Soldiers 1
Books For Soldiers 2