Sue Anne, You’ve got some Spaining to do! Days 4-5, Art Attack

I think I’ve come down with a cold, dammit.  My immune system has been good and strong over the past several months but the trip and time/diet change has taken its toll.  I’ve been in my room for a few hours this afternoon and I decided to stay in until dinner time.  Going to get some green tea, ramen, and hit a pharmacy so that they can give me something to help me sleep.

Well, today is a day later.  The medication is helping quite a bit.  Many of you know already from my post on that godforsaken abomination of a social media site that will remain unnamed that I got pickpocketed yesterday.  They took my pocket wifi out of my purse that was at my feet in a tea shop.  While pissed, I’m mostly grateful that it wasn’t my wallet, passport, phone, or entire purse.

The ramen was great.  I got miso ramen and asked if they could add extra garlic to it to help fight my cold. They obliged and it was very flavorful.  I sat next to some Japanese guys and my heart was warmed as I listened to them speak Japanese.  It takes me to my happy place.  Don’t get me wrong!  I’m not down but yesterday evening was a bit rough.

During the day on Thursday I got out and hit some galleries.  I’m staying in Atocha in central Madrid and all of the art galleries and museums are an easy walk.  Fortuitous, as I didn’t even plan that!  Here’s some images from the art crawl:

Cool building.

Even cooler building.  Caxia Cultural Center.

Underneath Caxia. Waterfall to the right.

Framing place?  Love the mat board samples in the window.

Part street cone, part clown, part klan-esque Santa Semana costume.

Concept drawing by same artist.

Hard to get photos of art framed with glass.

Sketchbook pages.

Figurative thingies in a sphere.

I liked the smear as a drawing mark. Possible assignment incoming.

How a migraine must feel.

Madrid has several famous museums.  Those are: The Prado which houses famous works such as Las Meninas by Velazquez and The Three Graces by Rubens, Reina Sofia which houses works by Louise Bourgeois and Sol Lewitt, and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza which carries a wide variety of work by the art all start throughout time.

It’s about 3 in the afternoon here and I’ve already been to the Prado and had el menu del dia at a tapas restaurant.  More bang for buck!  I’m about to head to another museum and I’ll write about those visits in my next post!

Mis pantalones están abrochados,

~S

ps. The eagles are regular.

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