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Visiting the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX a few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much attention these Boucher paintings were getting from museum goers.  In the museum, they’re competing for attention with usual crowd-pleasers like Monet, van Gogh and Frida Kahlo as well some novel attention grabbers like Michelangelo’s infamous first painting.  The paintings are overstuffed, based on obscure mythological themes, feature an abundance of Roccoco stylizations.  I would have guessed they would be pretty close to America’s least wanted.  But while I was looking at them, really quite a few people came through the room, stopped, looked, had conversations about them.  Maybe it’s a sign of shifting tastes, maybe it’s just a Texas thing.

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Five Paintings From an Altarpiece by Fra Angelico at the Kimbell Art Museum until February 5, 2009.

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