In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Guernica Salt & Pepper Shakers at the Museu Picasso
"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth..." -Pablo Picasso
Up early before the flight back to Paris, we made one more stop: The Museu Picasso in the El Ravel District.
The museum, open Tuesdays to Sundays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., houses over 4,000 of the artists works in five different medieval palaces.
Get there early, as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, the queue winds around the block.
Eight year old Rebekah said: "Cubism looks like a bunch of puzzle pieces mashed on the floor."
Big sister Xian explained she too had had a "Blue Period."
No one asked the amazing street performer for his thoughts.
I purchased a Guernica salt & pepper shaker set (shrieking woman looking upward holding dead child & accompanying confused bovine) and couldn't resist another set of the luscious Les Demoiselles D'avignon who have always looked like Simpson characters to me. (I mean... who has two sets of Pablo Picasso salt & pepper shakers? You can keep the medieval castles... sheesh!).