Anyone who knows me and knows me well, knows that I love art museums. Moscow, Paris, NYC…any where, any time. And for those of us in Raleigh, we have the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA).

Recently, I was invited to attend an exclusive media preview at the NCMA of the latest exhibit, Still Life Masterpieces: A Visual Feast from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Featuring 72 European and American paintings and decorative arts ranging from the sixteen century to present day.  Amazing artwork from Cézanne, O’Keefe, Matisse, Manet, Renoir and many others have been cleverly displayed.

I promise that you will leave this exhibit feeling inspired!  And just in case you were wondering, I totally had permission to take pictures at the museum.

Locals and anyone planning to visit Raleigh, should check out Still Life Masterpieces.  The exhibit is on right now, and will continue until January 13, 2013.

For more information check out the NCMA website.

One of my favorite paintings in the exhibit, Fruit and Jug on a Table, by Paul Cézanne (1890 – 1894) had me wondering that this lemon is not just a lemon.

 Vase of Flowers, by Henri Mattise (1924) is most likely Mattise’s apartment in Nice,though I really think Nate Berkus could have given some decor inspiration.

If you are always losing your corkscrew, well take a cue from American artist, John Singleton Copley, and hang it on a nail like in his painting Corkscrew Hanging on a Nail (late 1760’s).

Our special treat to tantalize our senses, real life imitating art, by NCMA (2012)