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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.

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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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Re: As we sadly bid farewell to the Summer Flickr in walks the Fall Flickr!
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2017, 04:25:17 PM »
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.

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Re: As we sadly bid farewell to the Summer Flickr in walks the Fall Flickr!
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2017, 01:26:14 PM »
Up until Tuesday morning we only had about an inch of snow in the city. But 15 or more miles south they got up to a foot in some areas. Tue. morning we got about 4 inches by dawn, & about another inch the rest of the day in the city. South of they city got another 8-10 inches.

1-2 more inches of snow are expected tonight in the city.

It got down to a breezy 10F with a wind chill near 0F this morning. Now it's up to a balmy 17F. It started to get a bit cold in the apartment last night but by then it was near bedtime so was able to stay plenty warm enough under the blankets rather than turn up the heat. By mid-winter after I'm used to it, I probably won't even notice the chill & probably feel uncomfortably warm at 65F.

The cats could cuddle up with me or each other if they get cold, but they usually like it cool, & hate heat from being raised in a place that must have AC on hot days for my COPD. Except on very warm days, they come to cuddle & hang out every time I lay down. But it don't last. After a couple hours, they're back up, & poking around the place or with each other. They've learned I won't play much if I'm laying down, but will still cuddle.

When I got up today, & the place was the coldest, one cat was sleeping on the kitchen chair (he knows it was almost breakfast time), & the other was asleep at the kitchen window, not the warmest places here in the morning. It was probably in the mid 40s F in the kitchen this morning, while the bed area was about 10 degrees warmer.

Wearing a pair of sweatshirts over an undershirt & heavy sweatpants (pink ones), I feel plenty warm. It just hit 61F in here. By cooking a little food, making some coffee, turning on the computer, & the fridge kicking on after opening it (gives heat off the back), the place warmed up quite a bit without having to turn up any heat. The kitchen went from the coldest room in the place to the warmest in about an hour.

Yeah, you have to loosen up tapes by rewinding them once or twice if they've been setting a few years. It'll be easier on the machine's mechanism, tape, & heads to loosen them up first. Tapping them on your knee, then flipping them over & tapping them again a few times helps loosen them up too. It also helps with those old audio cassette tapes.

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Re: As we sadly bid farewell to the Summer Flickr in walks the Fall Flickr!
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2017, 04:14:40 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

This week brought a few more snowstorms albeit with minor accumulations although not minor enough to prevent the need to move it away, as well as pretty bitter cold weather which certainly made for interesting walks what with ice forming on the sidewalks. There’s more precipitation in the forecast tonight which I’m hoping will just be rain. And we haven’t even come to the actual winter yet. Be prepared for weekly grumbles.

This week I visited the Met Breuer, the old site of the Whitney Museum, for: Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed.

Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker of the 19th and 20th Century.  He painted in many styles, naturalism, impressionism and symbolism to name a few, and Wikipedia mentions that his expressionistic style in some of his paintings influenced German Expressionism at the turn of the 20th Century. He is a difficult artist to warm up to, his paintings are not especially pleasing to look at and his themes are downbeat to say the least, anxiety, alienation and sickness.  He was not a happy man. That would be illustrated by the titles of some of his works such as, The Scream, Despair, Restless Mood and Sick Mood at Sunset. And being extremely prolific, he painted multiple versions of these paintings, some identical and some completely different. This is a link to his Wikipedia biography.

These are some of his paintings with my comments.

The Munch museum hosted an exhibit that brought Munch together with Van Gogh although I’m not sure I see the similarities. Munch painted muted, murky dark canvases while Vincent’s paintings glow with color.

Starry Night – From the Von Der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany. This is a muted version without much evidence of the eponymous stars.

Starry Night – This one is from the Munch Museum and much brighter and closer in style to Van Gogh.

Starry Night – Van Gogh from MOMA. I think you would agree which of these three paintings is the most appealing.

Moonlight – I didn’t notice the moon in this painting until I read the card on the wall which pointed out that it is seen in reflection in the window. A stark depiction of a woman in a black brown outfit and her black shadow on the building behind her. Rather menacing I find.

Inheritance – This is a good example of what I mean when I say many of his paintings were not pleasant. This is a macabre depiction of a woman with her dying child on her lap. The accompanying text explains the symbolism intended and the possibility of an analogy to Mary and Jesus.

Red Virginia Creeper – This odd painting is at least colorful, the wall card explained that the red creeper is covering or smothering the house while the text at this website speaks of the man fleeing, his head seemingly decapitated by the bottom line of the painting. More symbolism here.

This is from the Guardian newspaper in the UK with a number of captioned illustrations.
Of all the works in the exhibit I found his self-portraits, and he painted many, the most satisfying. On this site you can see, among others, Self-Portrait with Cigarette. Munch looking rather sinister, appearing seemingly as a player on stage with smoke wafting. You can also see the painting behind the eponymous title of the exhibit, Self-Portrait Between the Clock and the Bed. Also, Sick Mood at Sunset, Despair, which is a precursor of The Scream.

The Storm – Another precursor to The Scream with a series of women in the same pose.

And here’s the version of The Scream on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Madonna – Munch painted several versions of this painting but this one from the private collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson Blitz Jr. was the one that caught my attention. It’s rather unfinished which when compared to the other versions works in its favor.

And I’ll close with this early self-portrait, a rather normal looking depiction of the artist.
Self-Portrait with brushes.

This is the press release for the exhibit.

The Met offered no images for the exhibit but this website has a number of  them. The exhibit was previously in San Francisco.

This is a review of the exhibit from the New York Times.

So, not an artist I’m particularly inclined to seek out but I’m glad I visited the exhibit as there were some things I found enjoyable. But I feel I need to add this comment from my brother who has much more a sense for art from a critical standpoint. I asked if he had seen the exhibit and he said, “Waste of time.  I don’t get it at all.  The work doesn’t even look like it was done by a professional artist.” So, some insight into my mixed emotions about the exhibit.

If Munch is not to your taste perhaps you’ll find something you like in this week’s Flickrs.

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