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Re: As we sadly bid farewell to the Summer Flickr in walks the Fall Flickr!
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2017, 05:04:05 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

More auction previews, this week the American artists from both Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

Sotheby’s had a controversy on its hands in this auction. The Berkshire Museum wants to auction off 40 of their paintings to fund renovations and their endowment and heirs to Norman Rockwell, among others, are fighting this in court. Below are two articles concerning the case, the first is about an injunction issued against the sale and the second is an earlier article with details about the sale. Despite the injunction the paintings were still on display so I was pleased twice. I got to see them and I’m hopeful the auction won’t go through as I’d hate to see them in private hands.

In looking for the paintings for this post I see they’ve been removed from Sotheby’s site so I’ve searched for them on Google.

Shuffleton’s Barber Shop - Click on it to enlarge

Blacksmith’s boy

Here’s one that’s from another seller


And here are two things I liked from Bunny Mellon’s collection. The bulk of Mrs. Mellon’s collection went on the block last December and I wrote about the many beautiful things from her vast collection.


Thomas Hovenden - GIRL WITH CABBAGE – Very simple and sentimental picture of a young servant holding a cabbage

And more from the rest of the auction

Four Hudson river painters I so enjoy.

Thomas Moran - A SAND STORM, ACOMA, NEW MEXICO – A watercolor landscape inscribed to Mrs. W.A. Bell whose family Moran became friends with. This painting stayed in the family until going up for bid now.

Albert Bierstadt - INDIANS CROSSING THE COLUMBIA RIVER (INDIANS ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER, WITH MOUNT HOOD IN THE DISTANCE) – As the website describes it, another dramatic view of the majestic American West.

Sanford Robinson Gifford - VENETIAN FISHING BOATS – This time Gifford paints a scene in Venice.

Frederic Edwin Church - SOUTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPE (STUDY FOR CHIMBORAZO – This 12”x18” painting is a study for one of Church’s wall size paintings. The second link is to the actual painting Chimborazo which is 4’x7’ and lives at the Huntington Library in California.

This is a link to all the items in the Sotheby’s auction

Christie’s had many wonderful things as well.

Thomas Moran was well represented with 8 paintings, below are two watercolors and an oil.

Venice – You can see JMW Turner’s influence on Moran in this painting.

Upper Falls of the Yellowstone -

Canyon of the Virgin River

Two more Hudson River painters

Frederic Edwin Church - A New England Lake

Albert Bierstadt - Clear Lake, California

Charles Demuth - Flowers: Irises – Many times I’ve raved about an exhibition of Demuth’s watercolors of flowers, fruits and vegetables. This, his Irises.

Joseph Stella --Painter's Row As It Stood in the Spring of 1908 (Pittsburgh) – Very atmospheric charcoal sketch described on the website as: Stella evokes this smoky maelstrom of activity through a gestural charcoal that captures the feeling, rather than the details, of the gritty urban scene.

Winslow Homer - Tynemouth Beach – This watercolor depicts boats on the coastline in England from one of Homer’s visits abroad.

There were four Norman Rockwell paintings. I liked them all but this was my favorite.

Study for 'Tom Sawyer (Huck Teaching Tom and Joe to Smoke)'

But this is the one that brought in the biggest return, $7.3 million, well above the estimate of $4-$6 million.
What Makes It Tick? (The Watchmaker)

And I’ll wind up with Andrew Wyeth

Heavy Snow  - This watercolor utilizes vast sections of white to depict the vastness of the property around the farmhouse.

This is a link to all the items in the Christie’s American auction.

Wonderful things all around and now since you’ve been patient, let’s go to the Flickrs.

Andy G.

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Re: As we sadly bid farewell to the Summer Flickr in walks the Fall Flickr!
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2017, 03:59:24 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

This week I visited the Morgan Library for an exhibition of the enormous gift given to them by Eugene V. Thaw, Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection. Thaw and his wife Clare have donated drawings to the Morgan over many years and in 1975 had promised their full collection which has now passed into the Morgan’s hands. Over 400 drawings from which 150 are on display.

This is a link to the Morgan website with a short video about the Thaws and their collection as well as a sampling of the items on display.

This is a link to the New York Times review with a number of illustrations.

This is a link to a website with many illustrations from the exhibit, a few of which I also reference below.

This is a link to the Morgan website with links to 20 items in the exhibit, each one with a brief audio discussion. You have to click on the artist's name to the left.

Now I’ll speak about some of the things that I enjoyed. Be sure to enlarge all the illustrations.

John Constable – View of Cathanger Near Petworth – This is a wonderful landscape that opens the exhibit. The vastness of nature in all her beauty.

Vincent Van Gogh – Two Cottages at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Vincent van Gogh, Letter to Paul Gauguin, 17 October 1888, with a sketch of Bedroom at Arles – These are really fascinating curios, there were several more in the exhibit. In the Christie’s auction there was an illustrated letter Paul Signac sent to Monet.

Caspar David Friedrich - Moonlit Landscape – Atmospheric watercolor with the full moon just above the mountains

Jacques Louis David - Study for Execution of the Sons of Brutus – I don’t see that David actually painted the execution but I did find a painting in the Louvre on the same subject, The Lictors Bring to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons. You can see it in the second link below.

And two by the Italian painters of Venice that I enjoy so much.

Canaletto - Capriccio: Pavilion by the Lagoon. Verso: A festival gondola

Francesco Guardi - Ascent of a Balloon in Venice

And a few by my Dutch friends.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn - Four Musicians with Wind Instruments

Jacob van Ruisdael - Ruined Cottage

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout - Seated Youth in a Hat, with His Chin Cupped in His Left Hand – This is a new artist to me and I was taken by his depiction of this boy with his hand covering his mouth.

And a pair of pendant portraits by the master, Ingres.

Portrait of Adolphe-Marcellin Defresne

Portrait of Mme Adolphe-Marcellin Defresne, née Sophie Leroy

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - Portrait of a Man Seated in a Chair – I thought this appropriate to follow Ingres as I found it evocative of his portraits. This feeling was justified by the wall card which also called out the similarity but pointed out that Corot’s portraits are far less formal than Ingres.

This was an enormous exhibit and I could really list everything as it was all fine but I think this will give you a good sense of the quality of this gift from the Thaws.

Let’s see what quality we can mine from the Flickrs now.

Andy G.



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Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

Well, here we are, our first day in the Winter wonderland. It’s been snowing all day although we only seem to have received a few inches here in Northern New Jersey. My feelings about the snow coincide with my general feelings about cold weather, I’m against it. Being retired now I also look at it from an economic viewpoint. I always thought to myself when sitting in my living room and heard the heat come on that it was my money that was burning in the furnace. Similarly, when I see the snow I compute the cost of having someone else take it away. But I am grateful that I have someone else to take it away as I have absolutely no desire to ever do that particular chore again. I find myself thinking about Spring training in baseball which I tell myself is only two months away. Actually baseball is in my mind because I’ve finally gotten around to watching Ken Burns documentary on the sport. It was on PBS in 1994 over 9 straight nights, if memory serves, and I knew I wasn’t going to devote 18 hours over 9 nights to watching it so I taped it on my VCR. I never did get around to watching it, along with numerous other videotapes and thought to myself I would catch up when I retired. I also have Johnny Carson’s last four shows on tape which was broadcast even longer ago taking place in 1992.  When I decided I wanted to see the documentary I first looked on Youtube and was pleased to discover it was available. I watched the first three episodes and then was disappointed to note there were no episodes available so I brought out the videotapes. I wasn’t sure they would still play having not been used in 23 years but happily they did although I had trouble rewinding the second tape. I’m in what they refer to in the series as the sixth inning, when the color line in baseball was finally broken with Jackie Robinson’s ascent to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The series is very enjoyable, lots of old photos and films and interviews with personalities and reminiscences from people directly involved in the game. I especially enjoy the interviews with Buck O’Neil, the first baseman and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs in the old Negro leagues. A few years ago Burns filmed a tenth inning which dealt with, among other things, the steroids era, but I’m not sure if or when I’ll get to see that. Not too sure I really want to either.

Let’s move on to more cultural topics. This week I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their current blockbuster exhibit, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer. It’s an enormous exhibition, with more than 200 works, and a core group of 133 drawings by Michelangelo himself, the largest number ever assembled, on loan from some 50 front-rank collections. It filled a number of galleries and was laid out in a way that made my normal museum navigation of constantly turning right from the entrance and then back difficult to follow but I’m confident I didn’t miss anything.  The show was composed of art from Michelangelo as well as his peers, students and associates in his workshop. It was mostly drawings but there were paintings and sculptures as well.  It was very crowded, especially in the first gallery, to the point that I wondered if I would be able to go through it. But the crowd ebbed and flowed and I was able to get close to everything.

One highlight is a recreation of the Sistine ceiling at one quarter of the original. It was impressive although it was difficult for me to view it having to look directly over my head and keep turning as the figures face different directions. I was there for more than an hour and three quarters. The Met has to be pleased by the crowds and by the Universal acclaim from the media. The Met website doesn’t have a lot of images but below are other links that will fill in the blanks as to what’s to be seen.

These two links are both 11 minute videos without narration that take you through the entire exhibit. To see the faux Sistine ceiling go to the end of the first video which will automatically continue on to the second video and pick up another minute or so of the ceiling.

This is a link to the New York Times review with a number of illustrations as follows, I especially enjoyed the Cleopatra’s and the two sculptures. There is a video with the curator of the exhibit as well:

“Portrait of Andrea Quaratesi,” The British Museum, London
“The Archers,” Queen Elizabeth’s Royal collection
The Fall of Phaeton, Queen Elizabeth’s Royal collection
The painting, “Venus Kissed by Cupid,” by Michele di Jacopo Tosini, after a Michelangelo design;
The sculpture “Apollo-David (unfinished),” by Michelangelo
“Cartoon of Venus Kissed by Cupid,” attributed to Michelangelo and Workshop upon which the painting is based.
The sculpture,  “Young Archer”
The drawing, “Studies for the Dome of Saint Peter’s.” Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille
“Roman Soldiers, cartoon fragment for the Lower Left Part of the Crucifixion of Saint Peter in the Pauline Chapel,” a full-size preparatory drawing for a fresco. It is the most important surviving monumental cartoon by Michelangelo. Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples
The drawings, “Cleopatra in Bust Length” and “Sketch for Cleopatra” are on reverse sides of the same sheet, Casa Buonarroti, Florence; Casa Buonarroti, Florence
The drawing, “Pietà for Vittoria Colonna,” Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

This link shows, among other items:

Michelangelo’s painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
Daniele da Volterra’s painting of Michelangelo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
And this truly remarkable relic,W
Model of the Vault of the Chapel of the King of France. Fabbrica di San Pietro in Vaticano, Vatican City created in wood by Michelangelo and the carpenters of the Fabbrica di San Pietro in Vaticano.

This link shows all 14 items loaned from Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Collection with descriptive comments for each.

As the Times article says, this is the must see exhibit of the season and I’m glad I was able to go. I’ll probably go back before it closes.

Now let’s see if we find any masterpieces at the Flickrs.

Andy G.



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