Today was lovely!
As I was getting ready for a relaxing afternoon of city-wandering and museum visiting, I’d debated which tank top to wear: the green one, safe and dependable, or the stripes, which I was always told were a big “no-no” for anyone with ample curves. I’m sure you’ve been told that as well; it’s yet another in a long list of rules for us plus-size gals. Well, some rules are meant to be broken.
I’m not sure if it was just my feeling bold, or whether I just wanted an excuse to wear my red pearls again, but whatever the cause, I wound up in a my striped tank top. As I gave myself a once-over in the mirror before leaving the condo, I commented to my husband, “I’m a rebel, a rule breaker!” He chuckled dryly.
We decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather we’re having—it actually feels like spring has sprung and summer could be on its way, at last!—and take a stroll around the city. We wound up not far from Tivoli in downtown Copenhagen. And so, the exhilarating screams of people braving the looped rollercoaster—which I still want to try, even if my husband won’t go with me!—echoed through the air as we made our way down the street to the Glyptotek museum.
Outside of France, this museum boasts what is considered the most important collection of Rodin sculptures, which is where we spent the majority of our time. Not that there isn’t anything else to see: they also have a wide variety of sculptures by other artists, a mummy display, and various paintings by Monet, van Gogh, and Renoir, among others. However, for a museum this size, they have a disproportionate amount of sculptures—aptly named, though, as according to Wikepedia, Glypto- comes from the Greek root glyphein, which means to carve and theke, a storing-place; hence, Glyptotek. I highly recommend it for anyone who visits Copenhagen, and on Sundays, entrance is free.
As we walked through the museum, my husband pointed out this sculpture by Degas, “La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans” (Little Dancer of Fourteen Years). My husband commented, “There, you see, another rule breaker!” I couldn’t help but laugh, and he’s absolutely right. Though as far as being bold, I’ve got nothing on Degas with my striped tank top! When originally displayed in the late 1800’s, the statue was given mixed reviews; some even went so far as to say it was “grotesque”. Today, it is considered a masterpiece. Degas created what he wanted to create.
Lesson to be learned: You should wear what you want to wear. Rules or not, create what you want to create with your look. Be yourself, and as always, have fun with your outfits.
I’m adding a few more pictures from the museum to this post. Simply click them for a larger version.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely Sunday.