Category Archives: Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: ABANDONED

Even made of marble, these handsome creatures are subject to the hardships of time and circumstance. True, they’ve ended up at the small but delightful Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, but in rather crowded circumstances: Although abandonment doesn’t appear to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OBJECTS

The challenge this week is to come up with photos featuring objects. Well, it’s too cold here still to venture forth. Fortunately, a while back we visited a place that has its own name, but I think of it as … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS (2)

A sandwich is definitely made up of layers, yes? So now for something completely different: a blue sky sandwich!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: INFINITE

Infinite patterns — going on and on and on, seemingly never-ending. Is this reassuring? I’m not so sure. But it makes for an interesting gallery, I think! (The patterns are photogenic and pleasing, I hope. But for something closer, perhaps, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

In the hall of Antiquities at the Yale Art Gallery, this young visitor (with all the aplomb of a mature docent) makes sure that nobody misses whatever it is that has caught her interest — Her gesture is graceful, her … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CURVES (2)

Entrances to public buildings are mostly straight, straight paths and straight stairways going into squared off entry areas. Straight arrow. Ordinary. Look what happens, though, when somebody (an architect, obviously) throws a curve ball! This is the remodeled entrance to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FLEETING (2)

Now you see them — And now you don’t — A fleeting visit, then —Although most visitors generally spend a great deal more time at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. It is, after all, the converted mill that … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: PATTERN (4)

Can’t you just tell? From those stylish signature stripes alone, you KNOW that Sephora, the ultrachic cosmetic boutique, is a French company. And if you’re a woman, you also KNOW (or long to know) that a consultation and a purchase … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CULTURE (2)

Galleries and museums have walls on which to display their art works. But art culture in the home most frequently uses a different format. Can you recognize this display case? There are those of you may erroneously call it a … Continue reading

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Portrait of Amalya

How eloquent is a back? On our travels the Hub always loved taking photos from the back. He called it his signature shot. My interest is more in things, in what Thomas Aquinas (get me!) called quidditas, the “thingness” of things, … Continue reading

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