What better way to test your swagger than strutting your stuff down 5th avenue ?
In my mind finding a base near Central Park is a good start because nothing beats a coffee and a doughnut whilst watching the word go by in Central Park….unless it’s raining obviously !
A stone through from Central Park, on 5th avenue, a tour through the Frick collection (free on sundays) is a must, don’t see it as a museum but as a beautiful mansion where you have been invited to look at priceless pieces of art assembled in a private collection and there are a lot of true masterpieces here.. Where else can you find in the same room, so many van Dicks, Caravage, Veronese and Renoir? … Free of chronological order or style “ecoles”, I rather like this frontal crash of geniuses… Up to you to decide who comes on top !
I particularly love “the letter from Vermeer”… full of dramatic tension, is she apprehensive of the letter her servant is just bringing her or is she asking her to take a love letter to a new beau of questionable reputation ? … We’ll never know… We don’t know much about the master of Delft and even less about his mesmerizing carefully constructed small paintings which have travelled to us through the centuries.
For me that’s enough to warrant a visit !
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