Snowed In? Go to the CyberWalters!

Photo: Gary Vikan

More than 6000 works to choose from, on line!: http://art.thewalters.org/browsecollections.aspx

I recommend that you start with Jean-Leon Gerome’s “Duel after the Masquerade”: http://art.thewalters.org/viewwoa.aspx?id=12697

Not only is it a painting of snow, it’s a great painting, and was voted so by the citizens of Baltimore 100 years ago.

Piotrovsky and Vikan compare their museums

Also, when Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, paid a visit to the Walters a few months back, he stopped dead in his tracks in front of “Duel after the Masquerade.”

Why?  Because there is a near twin to it in the Hermitage.

And did I hear Mikhail say ours was better?