Tag Archives: Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: BROKEN

I kicked against the pricks on this one — I don’t like broken! I like whole, beautiful, pristine, functioning. All that good stuff. But as I went through the photos, it was borne in upon me how often I have … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ANGULAR

This corridor in the Yale University Art Gallery is nothing BUT angles: while this tray of Indonesian skewers looks delicious — if you can get to it. It’s a little off-putting, with all those bristling angles:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE

Endurance, how many ways can we celebrate thee? I’ll lead off with a saying (in Latin, for added authority): ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS Which can be translated as Life is Fleeting (Brief), but Art Endures (is Long). And nowhere is this more easily … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: WORK OF ART

So which is the work of art? The painting or the flowers? Both of them, of course!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS

And here it is, one of Nature’s favorite artistic principles — the layered look. Or perhaps we can call it An Autumn Collage:

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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: 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: 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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Encore Performance: Turkey in the Straw

Here’s a rerun of last year’s musical offering for the Thanksgiving holiday, with an update on artist Michael Melle’s delightful “straw people” over in Lenox.  Thanksgiving in the USA began in New England; and New England still sets the theme … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FREE SPIRIT (2)

The sculptor sculpted her, but but it was the free-spirited model who smiled the smile: Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be … Continue reading

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