I think the most inspired I have been in my life by art is going to the Vatican in Rome to see the paintings by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. That was an experience I will never forget. The Creation of Adam in real life is breathtaking. Then there are the sculptures including The Pieta and David. Of course, I am also partial to Claude Monet's paintings of which I have seen a few. One of my favorite painters is Mary Cassatt.