My name is Elysia, and while my degree and work history are in Radio-TV-Film, I currently spend most days chasing my twin toddlers around Austin, Texas. We get lots of practice not touching the art at the Blanton Museum.

I  love looking at and thinking about art, though I managed to squeeze only two semesters of art history into my academic career. Fortunately, both were while studying in France my junior year of college. Madame Jose didn’t ask us to memorize a long list of titles and artists; she asked us to look at select pieces and describe what we saw. I loved it. It didn’t hurt that I was surrounded by great museums full of interesting artworks, and people who liked to talk about them. You can read more of my story here.

This blog is meant to be a safe place where people can connect over art. As such, I curate the comments for niceness and spam, but you don’t need an art degree to participate. We each have a reaction to what we see, and I hope you will share yours with me.

Elysia dances with Toulouse-Lautrec's La Goulue at the Musée d'Orsay

Elysia dances with Toulouse-Lautrec’s La Goulue at the Musée d’Orsay


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  1. Looking forward to your return and reading your wonderful and creative words which bring a new light and a different perspective to those of us novices who like to know more about the art genre without appearing ignorant. Thanks for inviting us in the side door and giving us a humorous and entertaining education of some of the world’s best and least known artist and their creations!


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