2.25.05: Sketching from sketches...Rubens show at Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY this past weekend. After spending the morning hours walking through the snow under Christo's Gates in Central Park (which were STUNNING...a stunning achievement and fascinating to observe changing in the light and landscape)--I entered the MET. Over 100 drawings by Rubens, all side by side. You don't get those chances very often. The room with ink wash drawings was a little reminiscent of Blake and the Suzanne drawing (pictured here looking over her shoulder) reminded me of Cezanne's bathers.