The St. Louis Art Museum is getting larger

Sunday was a good day to take in the sights at Forest Park as well as go to the art museum. I had no idea the renovations taking place. Fresh paint fumes hovered in the air on the first floor and sadly most walls were bare. I did, however, find some sculptures that were still on display.

 

Here is one of my favorite pieces:

This is a life-sized, 11th Century Chinese wood carving with gilding. The relaxed posture is referred to as the “great royal ease” and was intended to make the Buddhists more lifelike and appealing.

Last stop, Sasha’s for some relaxing of my own.

 

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