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This year’s Summer Flickr
« on: June 23, 2018, 06:58:02 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

Summer at last! Seems like I’ve waited a very long time for Summer to arrive. And while the weather has been Summer like of late today is rather cool forcing me out of my shorts and short sleeve shirt back into my long sleeved shirt and long pants. But tomorrow promises to bring some warmth so I will refrain from complaining.

This week, after a number of postponements, I was finally able to give my friend a day out. We took the bus to the Newark Museum to see their current exhibition, THE ROCKIES & THE ALPS - Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance of the Mountains.

When we arrived at the museum I asked for one senior and one adult. The woman behind the counter asked me how old I was. I told her 67 and she processed our tickets. I can’t remember the last time I was asked how old I was but I can tell you it’s been years, but she didn’t ask for identification. I laughed because with my gray hair I was able to start requesting senior admission in my late 50’s and I never had anyone say to me, not so fast sonny.

It was a relatively small exhibition but it was filled with wonderful things, although there were far fewer Bierstadt’s than I expected. Alexandre Calame was a 19th Century Swiss landscape painter who is viewed as the leader of the Swiss alpine school of painting. His paintings complement Bierstadt’s in their subject and beauty. There were paintings from other Hudson river painters and there was supposed to be a Sargent but I went through the exhibit twice, very carefully, and I don’t believe it was on display. The museum  website doesn’t offer very many images so I was forced to search the web to find what I’ve listed below.

The first link is to a magazine that was on the Newark museum website and it’s well illustrated although the notes about which picture is which are a little confusing.  You’ll see paintings by Sanford Robinson Gifford, someone I’ve mentioned many times as being a favorite. They had one of his sketchbooks opened under glass to two pages but below it they had digitized the entire 100 pages and you could flip through that and enlarge the images as if you were turning the pages of the actual book. This was very cool. Another item was a Turner watercolor on loan from the Met which was a surprise.  The 19th and 20th Century American wing is closed for renovations but in a corridor on the first floor they had their Hopper, an O’Keeffe and a few others which I remembered and enjoyed seeing again. I always enjoy seeing a Hopper. You can see it here. Click on it to enlarge it as you should try with all images. https://www.wikiart.org/en/edward-hopper/sheridan-theatre

When we exited the exhibit we went up to the third floor for the Asian wing and saw some nice things. One in particular was Paradise Flycatcher Couple on Flowering Branch with rocks, a silk and gold slit small hanging tapestry. It was woven but you would have sworn it was painted. It was magnificently beautiful and also told a story about longevity through a rebus and puns. Unfortunately I could not find it on the web which is frustrating as I really wanted to include it here.

American Art Review – article on the exhibit.
https://www.newarkmuseum.org/sites/default/files/american%20art%20review_2.pdf

Albert Bierstadt – Here are three typical Bierstadt landscapes, all very bright and majestic. The first showing what I take to be a clearing sky still showing storm clouds. Then majestic snowcapped mountains.  And finally, a brilliant depiction of an enormous waterfall.

Estes Park, Colorado morning
https://tinyurl.com/ya9ewg2x

Western Landscape, Mount Whitney
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Western_Landscape,_Mount_Whitney_by_Albert_Bierstadt.jpg

Cho-looke, the Yosemite Fall
http://www.timkenmuseum.org/collection/cho-looke-the-yosemite-fall/

Alexandre Calame –  First a rolling river in Berne, Switzerland and then a woman and her child enjoying a beautiful day of nature.

Berner Oberland
http://www.artnet.com/artists/alexandre-calame/partie-aus-dem-berner-oberland-jP1WAWlMLV8UsF5_ThECfA2

Souvenir of Lake Lucerne
https://www.paintingstar.com/item-souvenir-of-lake-lucerne-s112343.html

Sanford Robinson Gifford – First a mountain pass showing people relaxing by the water, then the vast Wyoming prairie.

Stelvio Road
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gifford_Sanford_Robinson_Stelvio_Road_by_Lago_di_Como.jpg

Valley of the Chugwater, Wyoming Territory
https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/valley-of-the-chugwater-wyoming-territory/HgHCCMHGQwvG8g

Frederic Edwin Church – First, as described on the Olana website devoted to Church, the ethereal apparition of a rainbow among granite peaks. Then, snow covered mountains reflected in the blue water.

Rainbow Near Berchtesgaden, Germany
https://www.incollect.com/sites/uploads/OLANA_059.jpg

Obersee
https://www.olana.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Prints_8X10_Obersee.jpg

This is a link to the Olana website I mention above with many more illustrations from Church.
https://www.incollect.com/articles/treasures-from-olana

John Ferguson Weir - Cadenabbia on Lake Como – Weir was a 19th/20th Century American painter, sculptor, writer, and educator, the brother of J. Alden Weir, an American Impressionist painter. I’ve heard of Alden but I was unfamiliar with John and was really taken by the beauty of this seascape. The mountains and the clouds alongside the quietly moving water with just a few boats sailing across it. Very tranquil and serene.
https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=16514

J.M.W. Turner - Fort of L'Essillon, Val de la Maurienne, France – The watercolor I spoke of above.
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/343384

This is a link to a review of the exhibit with several illustrations that I was otherwise unable to find.
https://njnext.com/newark-museum-opens-the-rockies-and-the-alps-bierstadt-calame-and-the-romance-of-the-mountains/

This is a link to the Hawthorne Gallery which loaned two works to Newark by artists I’m unfamiliar with but which I very much enjoyed.
https://hawthornefineart.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/hawthorne-fine-arts-lends-to-the-rockies-the-alps-bierstadt-calame-and-the-romance-of-the-mountains/

A lovely exhibit well worth waiting for. The Newark museum is a little gem of a place with a marvelous permanent collection that I wish was able to attract more memorable exhibitions. I think it’s vastly underfunded and attendance is not great which is a shame. We were in the exhibition space for over an hour and we were the only visitors the entire time. This is wonderful from my point of view of being able to stroll through the gallery and linger in front of images for as long as I like but from an economic point of view it’s distressing for the museum. At any rate I look forward to going back at some point in the future.

After the museum we went out to a restaurant for dinner. It took my friend some time to decide on what she wanted to eat and the waitress came by several times before my friend came to a decision. She stated her choice and the waitress asked her if she wanted one or two and my friend looked at her with a bemused look on her face and said one. Then the waitress started to walk away without taking my order and I had to call her back. I’m not sure what exactly she was thinking but it’s another good illustration of how we become invisible as we age.

I subscribe to a daily email from Art Daily http://artdaily.com and every day they have articles and videos that interest me. This week they posted this 9 minute video of New York in 1911 from MOMA. It’s remarkably clear. Everybody is wearing a hat. More horse and carts than automobiles. The automobiles have a driver where we’re accustomed to having the passenger sit. The trolleys and the Elevated trains are up and running. For the most part everyone ignores the cameraman but occasionally you can see someone take notice.  I love old videos of New York City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx5sUa_2SD8

Last week I wrote about the Antonio Canova exhibit at the Frick and today I found this long article that offers more background on the statue of Washington and how it came about.
https://www.theepochtimes.com/canovas-george-washington-rises-from-the-ashes-at-the-frick-collection_2549180.html

I also receive emails from Sotheby’s which are interesting, like this one on Henri Matisse.

21 Facts About Henri Matisse
https://tinyurl.com/y7r4aee7

Now let’s see what the first Summer Flickrs look like.

Andy G.

This sissy wont stop talking. You know what to do

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155087403@N05/26983553087/

stockings and a leather mini...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/joanna-s-pearson/27040044277/

SUMMER TIME PORTRAIT

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwhitets/40133558290/

red lace dress

https://www.flickr.com/photos/adrii06/41817038571/

Another boy very happy wearng a pink dress.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/158975951@N07/42830980482/

Little girl

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackietv/41035255545/

tallulahhh.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tallulahhh/38031567814/

Remeber me

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nastjona/41819216282/

Super Sonico

https://www.flickr.com/photos/161379147@N08/27121803317/

Early Evening

https://www.flickr.com/photos/amberjolake/28033828368/


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Re: This year’s Summer Flickr
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 04:38:13 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

We are well entrenched in Summer now. Although the newspaper headline was probably dabbling in hyperbole when it trumpeted that the temperature this weekend would feel like 111 degrees. All I can say is, it’s certainly warm.

This week I walked downtown to the Morgan library to see their current exhibitions.

Thomas Gainsborough: Experiments in Drawing – This was a small exhibit in the Thaw Gallery, a small exhibition space on the first floor that’s probably 12’ x 12’. There were items from their permanent collection as well as loans from other museums and private collectors. It was all Gainsborough.  While he is renowned for his portraits he grew weary of them and expressed a wish to paint landscapes in a small village. You can see some of those below.  This is from the catalog, “Despite his commercial success as a figure painter, later in life Gainsborough wanted to escape from what had become for him the routine of portraiture and business life. “I am sick of Portraits” he complained in a letter to a friend, “and I wish very much to. . . walk off to some sweet village where I can . . . enjoy the fag End of Life in quietness and ease.”

Hilly Landscape with cows – I really liked this little chalk drawing and I had the sense that Van Gogh may have been influenced by it. It’s a subject he definitely painted often. Gainsborough was influenced by the Dutch landscape painters like Jacob Van Ruysdael.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/11-Gainsborough-Hilly-Landscape-Cows.jpg

Wooded Landscape with Cows beside a Pool, Figures and Cottage – Serene setting of rural England, I like the way the one cow is resting its head on the other cow. This is from the Met.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/13-Gainsborough-Landscape_Cows_Pool.jpg

Landscape with Horse and Cart, and Ruin - oil paint, lead white chalk, watercolor, over black chalk, varnished, on laid paper.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/3-Gainsborough-Landscape-Ruin.jpg

Figures in a Wooded Landscape –  The card on the wall accompanying this drawing explained that he began favoring concepts rather than depicting a realistic view. In this drawing trees, animals and rocks lose their shape, and parts of the landscape veer toward pure abstraction. It said that this would influence later artists such as Turner and Constable.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/14-Gainsborough-Figures-in-Wooded-Landscape-Schafler.jpg

Caroline, 4th Duchess of Marlborough – This is a lovely pastel portrait from a private collection.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/7-LeonBlackCollection-Gainsborough-Portrait-of-Caroline.jpg

A Boy with a Book and a Spade – This is his earliest figure drawing which was used as a study for the signboard of a village school. Things like this were how he earned his living when he was just starting his career.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/1-Gainsborough-Boy-Spade.jpg

This is a link to the website with an overview of the exhibit as well as selected images.
https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/thomas-gainsborough

This is a 34 minute video from the Morgan website with a lecture by the curator about Gainsborough and the exhibit. It’s interesting but for me it’s marred by the lecturers unfortunate accent and manner.  It wasn’t just the fact that English was clearly a second language but that he read the speech in a monotone, stumbling and looking down through most of it. Just not a good public speaker.
https://www.themorgan.org/videos/gainsborough-experiments-cork-broccoli-milk-and-drawing-landscape

This is an essay discussing the exhibit.
https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/press/2018/04/the-morgan-library-presents-exceptional-group-of-drawings-by-thomas-gainsborough.phtml

Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman – Thiebaud is a contemporary artist I’ve come to appreciate in recent months from seeing his work at the auctions. He’s known for his brightly colored paintings of food but this exhibit shows his drawings and sketches. I enjoyed his works of streetscapes which I’ll link to below.

Three Roads – This is a charcoal drawing of a streetscape which is something I might expect of Edward Hopper or Charles Sheeler. I was gratified to read in an essay that his works like this are considered to be comparable to Hopper. 
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/thiebaud-three-roads-1983.jpg

Diagonal City –I like the sensation of the vehicles traveling down the hill with the large city in the background.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/thiebaud-diagonal-city-1978.jpg

Cakes No. 1 – This is typical of his food paintings, taking everyday images and showing them in place. It’s a realistic style, uniquely American in its subject matter.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/thiebaud-cakes-1967.jpg

Self Portrait – I like this simple pencil sketch of the artist presenting himself to us to take him as he is, staring directly out at us.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/images/exhibitions/galleries/thiebaud-self-portrait-1970.jpg

This is a link to the website with an overview of the exhibit as well as selected images.
https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/wayne-thiebaud

This is a press release for the exhibit with illustrations.
https://www.themorgan.org/sites/default/files/pdf/press/ThiebaudPressRelease.pdf

This is a four minute video interview with the artist. There’s also a one hour video as well although I haven’t watched that as yet.
https://www.themorgan.org/videos/wayne-thiebaud-draftsman

This is a summary of the show by era from beginning to current day.
http://artdaily.com/news/104767/The-Morgan-Library---Museum-presents-the-first-survey-of-the-drawings-of-Wayne-Thiebaud

Sotheby’s in London is having their Old Masters auction soon and they’ve posted several more paintings by Turner, two watercolors and an oil sketch. They’re all wonderful but I especially like the casino.

Three of a Kind: Turner Landscapes
BY  SOTHEBY'S | 27 JUN 2018
https://tinyurl.com/yd8zfxzb

For the longest time I received emails from Sotheby’s and Christie’s until recently I realized that my Christie’s emails have stopped arriving. I’ve written to them with no response and have now tried opening additional accounts using Gmail addresses but so far it hasn’t taken. It’s another one of the Internet’s mysteries I suppose but I’m fairly certain it has to do with the fact that AOL is now responsible for what used to be my Verizon email. My brother has experienced the reverse, it’s Sotheby’s that for some reason has decided not to send their emails to him. Very frustrating.

With that tinge of technophobia let’s see what’s doing at the Flickrs.

Andy G.

The boys are dressed as girls for the school reverse gender day.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/158975951@N07/42960680271/

08

https://www.flickr.com/photos/70101839@N02/21469896406/

New Uniform

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139781570@N08/39668115420/

18 0449

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mariaclare/42027112931/

Davina Wayne...Lazy Maid For Hire...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/davina_wayne/42080492731/

In The Pink

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lisamcd/40130933784/

Different lol i certainly got noticed.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/suziecdtv/36265839942/

Mugging for the camera

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kellyjames/27088640527/

may.b

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14479876@N04/41386825284/

06-03-2012 170

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37372058@N07/7156166459/


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Re: This year’s Summer Flickr
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 05:41:15 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

Today was an absolutely beautiful day, the first of what looks to be a week of them.

Earlier this week, on one of the hottest days of the year, I took the long walk up to the Guggenheim Museum to see their current exhibit, Giacometti. The majority of the items in the exhibit are from the Fondation Giacometti in Paris. Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss artist and sculptor of the 20th Century. I’ve always enjoyed his very distinctive bronze sculptures which are instantly recognizable. He currently holds the record for highest price for any sculpture at auction,  L'Homme au doigt which was auctioned for $141.3M at Christie's in May 2015. This sculpture broke the previous record he had achieved in an auction by Sotheby’s in February of 2010. His L'Homme qui marche went for $104.3M. You can see both these sculptures at these two links.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Homme_au_doigt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Homme_qui_marche_I

The exhibit was filled with many examples of these tall slender figures but it also had examples of Giacometti’s other works which I confess were not as interesting to me. A number of them are completely abstract to the point of lacking any meaning at all to me, that is, to my eye they are totally formless and shapeless. This is a good example of one of them.
Cube
http://www.giacometti-stiftung.ch/images/Giacometti_Cube.jpg

Very early in the exhibit are three of his most iconic sculptures, two from the Fondation and one from the Hirshhorn Sculpture Museum in Washington, D.C.
Walking Man 1
http://www.unesco.org/artcollection/NavigationAction.do?idOeuvre=2919
Tall Woman IV
https://www.artsy.net/artwork/alberto-giacometti-tall-woman-iv
Monumental Head
http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=29d2ac71-b2ec-413a-abb2-646909e61a0f&gid=3

I got a kick out of his dog which Giacometti described as a self-portrait.
http://hirshhorn.tumblr.com/post/146014561364/alberto-giacometti-described-his-dog-1951

And his rather macabre Woman With Her Throat Cut, a surrealistic depiction of great violence.
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/1424

There weren’t many of the portraits he painted but I did like this painting of his brother and collaborator, Diego, who worked with him till his death and continued on afterwards.
Portrait of Diego standing in the living room
https://arthive.com/artists/9596~Alberto_Giacometti/works/522135~Portrait_of_Diego_standing_in_the_living_room

He created a number of surrealistic drawings and I rather liked this one. Made me wonder if Edward Gorey had been influenced by them as his art can be similar to this.
https://www.guggenheim.org/audio/track/surrealist-composition-ca-1933-by-alberto-giacometti

This is a link to the Guggenheim website with an overview of the exhibition. On the same page are also two reviews of the exhibit, one from The New Yorker and one from the Financial Times which is behind a paywall but you can read if you go to a Google search page and type FT Giacometti. It’s currently the first article on the page and is displayed like this: Giacometti at the Guggenheim: only human after all | Financial Times.  Also, under exhibition views, you can see a few images showing the art in place.
https://www.guggenheim.org/exhibition/giacometti

This is a link to an installation view that lets you walk the ramp of the museum like I did and view much of the art.
https://artssummary.com/2018/06/13/giacometti-at-solomon-r-guggenheim-museum-june-8-september-12-2018/

This was a very large installation and I have to admit that it was a bit overwhelming, there was a lot of duplication with many of the bronzes echoing each other. And there was a fair amount of art that didn’t really appeal to me but on the whole it was an enjoyable way to pass the time on a very hot day.

Whenever I visit the Guggenheim I always walk through their Thannhauser gallery to visit with paintings I’ve always enjoyed. My favorite is something I linked to on my last visit but I’m going to do so again as it’s such a wonderful painting. There’s an essay about it as well and be sure to click on the image to enlarge it.

Camille Pissarro - The Hermitage at Pontoise
https://www.guggenheim.org/arts-curriculum/topic/camille-pissarro-hermitage-at-pontoise

Previously I’ve linked to items up for auction at the Sotheby’s London Old Masters auction and the auction has now been held. This is an article from Art Daily reporting the results. http://artdaily.com/news/105957/Rubens--Canova-and-Turner-lead--100-million-sale-week-in-London  Lots of beautiful things sold including a Rubens portrait and a Turner watercolor which I’ve linked to previously. There was also a beautiful portrait by Gerard Ter Borch and the National Gallery in Washington, DC bought a Clara Peeters still life.

This is a link to the Rubens.
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/old-masters-evening-l18033/lot.17.html

This is a link to a Turner oil.
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/old-masters-evening-l18033/lot.21.html

This is a link to a Turner watercolor that sold for GBP2.05 million.
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/old-master-british-works-on-paper-l18040/lot.209.html

This is a link to the Ter Borch.
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/old-masters-evening-l18033/lot.37.html

This is a link to the Clara Peeters.
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/old-masters-evening-l18033/lot.25.html

This is a link to all the items in the Old Masters evening sale.
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2018/old-masters-evening-l18033.html

This is a link to all the items in the Old Master & British Works on Paper. There are 10 other Turner watercolors in this one.
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2018/old-master-british-works-on-paper-l18040.html

I would have loved to attend in person but it’s also pleasant to visit by proxy over the web. Many beautiful things to see.

I guess it’s time for the Flickrs now.

Andy G.

Looking sweet and innocent for a change.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/21134240@N03/42451469654/

FBOFW Halloween Party Crossdress Cartoon

https://www.flickr.com/photos/60660709@N04/42909199252/

IMG_5605_pp

https://www.flickr.com/photos/113408194@N07/42000372261/

 resting between dances

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cindy_denmark/27320955187/

Wonderful Princess Peach!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluezhift/28389067058/

112H2L

https://www.flickr.com/photos/klarissakrass/41327838605/

Just flowers

https://www.flickr.com/photos/156147874@N07/41337876795/

Due to Lighting

https://www.flickr.com/photos/amberjolake/42225460441/

Steph2901

https://www.flickr.com/photos/136146215@N04/41487988044/in/dateposted/

5-18 crossdresser favs

https://www.flickr.com/photos/158078985@N03/41303478105/

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Re: This year’s Summer Flickr
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 09:45:39 AM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

When I was suffering through our never ending winter I never imagined that I would be enjoying this long streak of beautiful weather here. Very pleasant.

This week I visited the Neue Galerie for their exhibit, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Centenary. The Neue is the home of German Expressionism and this is the centenary of the death of Egon Schiele, a chief proponent of this type of art. He was a protégé of Gustave Klimt and, like Giacometti who I wrote about last week, had a very recognizable style. Wikipedia describes it thus, “The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism.” They were very intense and sexual, he painted many nudes and he is definitely an acquired taste, my brother does not care for him at all. But he also painted lovely landscapes and portraits as well. He died in the Spanish Influenza epidemic at the age of 28, just three days after his wife who was six months pregnant.

Gustave Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist artist of the 19th/20th Century. Symbolist painters used mythological and dream imagery in their creations. An example of this is the famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer which the Neue acquired at auction in 2006. This is a link to an article on Adele herself and her relationship with Klimt; some speculated they had an affair. There is an illustration of the actual painting as well. https://born2invest.com/articles/the-woman-behind-gustav-klimts-most-expensive-painting/  The article discusses Klimt’s use of symbolism in this painting.  “It is evident in the painting how Gustav Klimt made sure to depict the kind of lavish lifestyle that Adele Bloch-Bauer led. It has been said that the different kinds of prints in her golden robe, such as eggs, triangles, and eyes, suggest sexual symbolism that were apparent in Klimt’s keen use of eroticism in his paintings.”

This is a link to a blog with 10 facts about Klimt and his art.
http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/10312/little-known-facts-about-symbolist-master-gustav-klimt

The majority of the items on view are from private collections and unfortunately the Neue website doesn’t show any of them so I was forced to search the web for examples which were few but can be seen below. I wasn’t able to locate many of his drawings which really depict his sexual and twisted style.

Schiele – Town Among the Greenery – One of his landscapes.
https://tinyurl.com/yaytvwsg

Schiele - Portrait of the Painter Karl Zakovšek – An example of his drawn out skeletal style.
https://i1.wp.com/si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/B3-BA850_SCHIEL_360RV_20180706172311.jpg?w=696&ssl=1

Schiele - Portrait of Leopold Czihaczek, Standing – A standard portrait.
https://tinyurl.com/ybjsgvfr

Schiele – Danae – This is an early painting inspired by Klimt which was supposed to go up for auction last year but was withdrawn at the last minute. It was an embarrassment for Sotheby’s as it was supposed to go for $30-$40M and was on the cover of their catalogue. Speculation was that it was withdrawn as it’s presale estimates were overvalued.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GHcbpY_Ltms/UU-OR55LmUI/AAAAAAAA3jU/P122QIBPTro/s1600/Egon+Schiele+Danae.jpg

Schiele – Friendship – This is a good example of his iconic style, sexual and oddly shaped figures.
https://www.zealnyc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/5.-Schiele-Friendship-1913.jpg

Schiele – Reclining seminude
https://tinyurl.com/yd92g7fl

Klimt – The Dancer formerly known as Ria Munk II – One of his many portraits
http://www.klimt.com/en/gallery/late-works/klimt-die-taenzerin-ria-munk-2-1916.ihtml

Klimt – Portrait of Ria Munk 111 – This is an unfinished painting
http://philamuseum.tumblr.com/post/45843788221/we-are-very-excited-on-this-first-day-of-spring

Klimt - Portrait of Gertrud Loew – In addition to the image there is a story of the history of the painting which was lost to Nazis for many years before being acquired by an illegitimate son of the artist. He left it, along with other paintings by his father, to his wife who established a foundation to house and research them. She found the original owners and an agreement was made for the painting to be auctioned with the proceeds split between them and the foundation.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/04/klimt-painting-with-sad-history-to-be-auctioned-at-sotherbys

Klimt - Adele Bloch-Bauer II – This is a companion piece to the other, more famous portrait. It is one of five Gustav Klimt paintings that were returned to Maria Altmann, the niece of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, in January 2006. In November 2006, Christie's auction house sold "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II" at auction for almost $88 million.
http://www.klimt.com/en/gallery/women/klimt-bildnis-adele-bloch-bauer2-1912.ihtml

Klimt - Black feathered hat – This seems like something Toulouse Lautrec could have painted, quite different from Klimt’s usual style.
http://www.klimt.com/en/gallery/women/klimt-der-schwarze-federhut-1910.ihtml

Klimt – Portrait of a bearded man – A pencil sketch
http://www.klimt.com/en/gallery/drawings-1879-1905/klimt-portrait-eines-mannes-mit-bart-1879.ihtml

George Grosz – Street II – This is from the permanent collection and just caught my fancy, there’s a lot going on here if you look closely.
http://www.neuegalerie.org/collection/artist-profiles/george-grosz#3957
http://www.neuegalerie.org/sites/default/files/resized/NG_Collection/Larger_Images/2018/152278346335.jpg

An interesting exhibit and once again a chance to see things that don’t appear in the public eye that often.

This is a three minute video from Sotheby’s on Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights which allows you to look at it closely and speculate on the mind that created something this astonishing.

From Heaven to Hell and Back in Hieronymus Bosch’s 'Garden'
https://tinyurl.com/y8p2mbzt

And this is a very sad story about the life of the granddaughter of the artist Guy Pène du Bois, an artist in her own right.
Artist Felix Pène du Bois dies at age 61
http://artdaily.com/news/106047/Artist-Felix-P-egrave-ne-du-Bois-dies-at-age-61

And now, the Flickrs.

Andy G.

All three glamour pictures

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142348457@N02/39766696634/

Where are you going?.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/150101413@N05/24961899837/

White 5

https://www.flickr.com/photos/145905338@N03/32260842960/

47

https://www.flickr.com/photos/95085560@N05/13700720364/

DeeDee 181

https://www.flickr.com/photos/deedeelassen/42344507791/

First mad dress

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57428510@N07/42364512751/

Sailor girl #1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/153578930@N05/41576774284/

lift tease

https://www.flickr.com/photos/klegs/41001221185/

More pink maid

https://www.flickr.com/photos/emmalouisetgirl/41648740424/

Hopelessly Pink

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackietv/26733502635/

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Re: This year’s Summer Flickr
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 03:19:51 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

It appears our long pleasant weather will be interrupted starting tonight. Rain is in the forecast literally for the next week if we can believe our weather forecasters. I’m heading into New York in early evening to have dinner with my brother and I’m not looking forward to the commute although I am looking forward to the dinner and company.

I went back to the Met this week for their exhibition, Visitors to Versailles, 1682-1789.  It was a large exhibit consisting of costumes, that is, period dresses and suits, furniture, jewelry and trinkets, tapestries and paintings. When I arrived home from the exhibit I emailed my brother and told him that I found it a pleasant viewing but not by any means a blockbuster or must see exhibit. There were some nice paintings but nothing in the first tier of artists that one would expect of an exhibit at the Met. I asked what his opinion of the show was. His reply was:

“It’s a very minor show.  I don’t know why the Met did it, although it probably didn’t cost a lot for the loans.  Weirdly there were no paintings by Boucher or the other great artists of the period. I suppose the focus is on the palace rather than the occupants. I guess it’s a legitimate subject, I’m just surprised that the Met gave it such a weak, uninspired presentation. “

I agree wholeheartedly and wondered why, if no one else, the Met didn’t include any of Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun’s paintings, she certainly did enough portraits of Marie Antoinette.

That being said, I’ll link to some of the more interesting items I saw.

This is a link to the Overview page https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/visitors-to-versailles If you scroll down, first you will see a link to view all the objects in the exhibit. Scrolling further you will see, Read more about Visitors to Versailles in this Now at The Met blog series published in conjunction with the exhibition. Clicking on the link brings you to four different blogs discussing the show.  Below that are two videos, one about the exhibit and the other a history of Versailles. I’ve listed below some of the things I enjoyed and added an additional link to an enlargement of the painting.

Exterior View of the Royal Chapel - Pietro Bellotti – This was one of the first things in the exhibit and I was attracted to it due to its similarity to paintings by Canaletto. This is not surprising as Bellotti was Canaletto’s nephew.
https://tinyurl.com/y8mke676
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/IA-Versailles_V.2015.24_004.jpg

The Tuileries Palace Seen from the Seine - Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Raguenet – Another painting evocative of the Venetian painters by one of the many artists I was unfamiliar with.
https://tinyurl.com/ybmkpwu7
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/IA-RogerViollet_27042-3.jpg

The Rock and Belvedere at the Petit Trianon - Claude Louis Châtelet – I thought this a wonderful painting, so much to see. The Belvedere Pavilion surrounded by its stone lion guards, the men on the steps, hard to see what the man sitting on the steps is doing, fishing perhaps. The other men relaxing on the shore. The little waterfall and the reflection of the rock and the pavilion in the water. Very tranquil and serene. The second image is an enlargement.
https://tinyurl.com/yd2p85dh
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/IA-Versailles_215-MV-7796-(c)-Cfouin.jpg

http://collections.chateauversailles.fr/#72a567bb-d04e-487e-8806-46479b0f1a21 (This is a link to webpage in French that discusses the painting. Depending on your browser when you open the page it should ask you if you wish to translate. If it doesn’t, right click anywhere on the page and you should be able to click on a translate button to bring the page to English.)

Miniature Portrait of Louis XVI - Louis Marie Sicardi – Benjamin Franklin was Minister (ambassador) to France from 1778 to 1785. This tiny portrait was a gift to him when he left the Court. Originally the painting was surrounded by 408 diamonds which are long gone. Franklin bequeathed it to his daughter telling her to never wear the diamonds which she eventually sold.  Franklin was replaced as Minister by Thomas Jefferson.
https://tinyurl.com/yarzaoh9
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/IA-WEB_6_Portrait-of-Louis-XVI-given-to-Ben-Franklin.jpg

Benjamin Franklin - Joseph Siffred Duplessis – This painting was done while Franklin served at Court.
https://tinyurl.com/y78skbmj
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/ep/web-large/DP-1255-001.jpg

Thomas Jefferson - Jean Antoine Houdon – Houdon was a French neoclassical sculptor, famous for his portrait busts and statues of philosophers, inventors and political figures of the Enlightenment. Along with Jefferson in the exhibit was his John Paul Jones.
https://tinyurl.com/ycq36d9e
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/IA-WEB_6_Houdon_Thomas-Jefferson.jpg
John Paul Jones - Jean Antoine Houdon
https://tinyurl.com/ycykcgac
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/IA-USNavalAcademy_JPJ-bust300dpi.jpg

Snuffbox with portrait of Louis XVI - Joseph Étienne Blerzy – Like the miniature portrait of Louis XVI mentioned above this snuff box was also embellished with diamonds and these remain in place. In looking at it through the glass case you can see the diamonds twinkling in the light. Be sure to enlarge the image to look at it closely.
https://tinyurl.com/ybsaquax
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/DP-594-005.jpg

Tableau - Manufactory:Sèvres Manufactory - Painted by Jacques-François Micaud – This lovely still life is painted on porcelain.
https://tinyurl.com/yc2rwsjr
https://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/es/web-large/IA-NationalmuseumStockholm_Drh0099.jpg

Cupid in a Medallion - Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins – Francois Boucher designed the Cupid in the center of this tapestry while two additional French artists designed the surroundings. Boucher is someone I would have expected to be well represented in this exhibit but this is his only appearance.
https://tinyurl.com/yb9mqm9g
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/BK-1975-68

So, as I said, a pleasant gallery visit although not by any means a spectacular.

Now it’s off to the Flickrs.

Andy G.

It's shocking how lovely and feminine I feel in this girly pink dress! – Something new from our old friend Ladee Alana.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/10379538@N05/42674247614/

4R3A4903

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierreouimet/28901720140/

Candi Lingerie Blonde Bimbo Princess 15

https://www.flickr.com/photos/78643326@N05/27090134048/

Classic outline

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurenclose/39979863772/

Kendall Dreams (6)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bisexual_collection/42284300922/

Did Ya see that backhand? * . Ha!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14676683@N08/41630439495/

Off out to Manchester clubbing

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhiannarowlands/27663293157/

PheremoneKills!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100963005@N04/42522732971/

Happy Halloween from TG Miss Shoot

https://www.flickr.com/photos/151917751@N05/38043164472/

Verena Nova :)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/148469844@N03/34000674186/


 

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