National Gallery Crafting

August 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

I was recently walking through the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC with a friend. If you’ve never been there and are in the area, it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s free, air-conditioned, inspiring and stunningly beautiful (both the artwork and the building itself).

National Gallery, West Building

National Gallery, East Building

LED tunnel connecting east and west buildings

While wandering aimlessly, we decided to see if we could find any artwork with knitting, crocheting or a handicraft theme. Did we ever! Once we started looking for it, there was crafting galore!

Exhibit A: Spinning.

A French Interior by Louis Le Nain

Exhibit B: Needlepoint

The Needlewoman by Diego De Velazquez

Exhibit C: Sewing

Catherine Yates by Gilbert Stuart

Exhibit D: Knitting

The Brown Family by Eastman Johnson

Exhibit E: Fabric

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen by Edgar Degas

Wind from the Sea by Andrew Wyeth

See what you can find if you keep your eyes open?

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