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domenica 12 settembre 2010

picasso, degas and burgundy on a september sunday

Waking up this morning, I suddenly realized it was the last day for the Picasso Looks at Degas exhibit at The Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  A beautiful showing of Picasso's earlier paintings as well as the influence Degas had on his work throughout his career, while never actually meeting each other but living in the same neighborhood in Paris.
Later, a negroni sbagliato in a textbook western Massachusetts backdrop, followed by some supreme burgundy tasting...


Below...two works showing one example of many similar themes Picasso and Degas took on.
Pablo Picasso, Nude wringing her hair. 1952
Edgar Degas, Coming the hair. 1896

a burgudy pairing for a degas/picasso exhibit....



Tasted two burgundies... 
2005 Joseph Faiveley Nuit St Georges Aux Chaignots 1er
2003 Camille Giroud Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru.

The 2005, a bit young but gorgeous straight forward fruits/cherries, well balanced, but not as complex.  The Latricieres Chambertin, was on point, still with years ahead of it, but showing off beautifully right now.  On the nose gorgeous layers of dark fruits, purple plums, some soil and beef marrow lingering.  Very long on the palate, with the fluidity and elegance that you look for in a great burgundy.

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