I have visited PAFA before but not like this. Being led on a personal tour by a knowledgeable French docent named Danielle. I was on my way to a gallery when she offered to take me on a tour. How kind she was! There were many new pieces on display and she was an engaging guide. Her subject of the day was “What is an American Artist?” I think we determined by the end of the tour that there was no such thing (or maybe I should say I did because something tells me Danielle already knew this to be the case.) Amazing how many artists – though born and bred in America - studied and/or migrated to other countries. And if that’s the case, does it even matter where they were born if their talent is a culmination of cultures?
Thank you for today Danielle!
Vive la France and God Bless America
“Yellow Earrings” sketched today from Philadelphia Sketch Club