Going to Boston means going sketching.
Above, the MFA permanent Impressionist Gallery,
a place of familiarity & comfort for me,
a place that on this day was not crowded.
The crowds were at a temporary show of Leonardo drawings.
Leonardo said that recording observations
with your own eyes was more important
than any established philosophy or religious principles.
Leonardo's concept of beauty was found in the
"study of the living" in all its complexity.
"Drawing was an essential part of artistic practice during the Renaissance."
"Drawing became the artistic equivalent of writing poetry
or thoughts in a journal."
Unlike some European art museums which I've visited,
the MFA is filled with loud, LOUD adult VOICES,
sometimes talking about the art, oftentimes, not.
In Blockbuster shows, it is often difficult to get near the works,
especially when they are small.
So inbetween reading & seeing what I could of the drawings,
I guess I stepped back & recorded my observations of