January 24, 2013 - Today's adventure brought us back to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena to see Vincent van Gogh's 1889 "Self-Portrait," on loan from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Van Gogh, who has been called the "red-headed madman," produced over 2,100 works of art in his lifetime. It is also said that of all of his works, that he only sold one. He probably bartered or traded many pieces.
This is a portrait of his mother and he did give her a greenish tint.
The Norton Simon collection of paintings and sculpture by Edgar Degas is extensive.
Before going to the museum, we had the opportunity to visit with Aira Dungca who works close by in Glendale. I had worked with Aira's parents, Ariel and Lily, back at Worcester City Hall.
Since most of our adventures include a special lunch, today's treat came from Porta Via in Pasadena.
We both had the "Proz Moz" Paninis; with prosciutto, mozzarella, fresh basil and oregano on ciabatta bread. Yum!
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