There is nothing like seeing the original painting in person to be able to truly appreciate the artist and his work. The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. displays paintings by such famous artists as Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, O'Keefe and Cezanne. I was just speechless and awestruck. I never thought I'd like Picasso until I saw "Bullfight". Picasso's use of color, shape and texture was just brilliant in that painting, but a picture in a book just doesn't do that painting justice.
The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. is easy to reach by metro, just a few blocks from the nearest station. Admission to the permanent collection of fine art is by donation on the weekdays. We went on a Wednesday and paid a $5 donation, but I would have paid the full special exhibit weekend price of $12 and then some if I had known beforehand what I was walking into. I could spend hours soaking in the grandeur of these paintings. I can't even begin to describe what it feels like to be completely immersed the works from some of the very best artists that the world has ever produced. For a truly moving experience, I highly recommend a visit to The Phillips Collection.