In Washington DC, Jake and I tried to go to as many museums as we could. One of our top favorites was the Smithsonian National Art Museum. There were beautiful paintings from many time areas that were so fun to see. I was loving seeing all the different clothing and outfits from different time periods. I didn’t realize how casual we all dress now. We really have got rid of a ton of layers and ruffles in our everyday clothing!
There were several exhibits with some super famous art work on display. One was the young girl below this writing. This picture was painted by Leonardo da Vinci. It was beautiful! So detailed, and the back was even painted with a special inscription.
There was also a Vincent Van Gogh exhibit with several paintings from him. You could see the thickness of the paint coming right off the canvas. The brush stroke details were fantastic!
The National Art Museum building itself was so beautiful. All the columns and marble was the perfect place for so many pieces of art. There were lots of couches and chairs to sit and enjoy the art, which we really liked! It was nice to take some time and really study a certain painting. Also they had a beautiful rotunda with a huge fountain. Jake loved it!
Here are some of our favorite paintings/ artifacts on our adventure at the National Art Museum. There are a ton of pictures! I had a hard time narrowing down the pictures to just a few! 🙂