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Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

I took a friend to Sotheby’s to view the Chatsworth treasures one last time before the exhibit closed and everything was shipped back to their home. This was artwork from the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. I enjoyed it just as much the second time and wouldn’t have minded seeing it again.

It was Asian week at both the auction houses and we stopped at Christie’s first. I thought the Christie’s selection was more worthwhile, so the bulk of the images below are from them. The first two are Indian while the balance are Chinese.

ABDUR RAHMAN CHUGHTAI - Untitled (Moths to a Flame) – I thought this had a mystical aura to it.

HAREN DAS - Shell Girls

SONG YU - Green Melody – When I saw this on the wall at first I thought it was a photograph.

PU RU - Flowers in a Vase – Pu Ru is an artist I’ve come to know from the auctions and I really like his style. Numerous times I’ve been wandering through the gallery and stopped at something to admire and discovered it was by him.

Pu Ru - SCHOLAR RESTING IN A GARDEN – He painted many wonderful landscapes of which this is a sample.

CAI HEZHOU - Celebratory Painting – Very delicate and the bright red contrasts nicely with the other muted colors.

FANG YI – Tiger – In all its ferociousness.

YAN BOLONG - Garden and Forest Scenes – A splendid tableau.

DENG FEN - Lotus Lantern – Wonderfully colorful.

ZHANG DAQIAN – Hibiscus – Simple depiction of beauty in nature.

Wu Hufan - SNOWSCAPE OF THE GUAN MOUNTAIN – Isolation in the mountains.

Huang Junbi - SCHOLAR VISITING FRIEND – Another secluded spot.

I also visited the Met and found this little beauty in the Islamic wing. I’m reminded of it by the wonderful portrait of Georgiana in the Chatsworth exhibit.

Duchess of Devonshire Portrait Diamond,19th century

In other art news.

This is certainly different. It’s one of my all-time favorite songs and apparently there are several different versions of it, the song not the video.

In 1967, writer-musician Mason Williams released a song called "Classical Gas" and the following year, it became quite a big hit. Part of its popularity no doubt flowed from what we would now call a "music video" though at the time, that was not a term in the common lexicon. Working with a filmmaker named Dan McLaughlin, Williams made a film that set his song to the visual of 3000 great works of art, each of them on the screen for but a fraction of a second.

Williams was then the Head Writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS and the video debuted on The Summer Brothers Smothers Show, which was a summer replacement series that filled Tom and Dick's time slot for a while in the summer of '68. Glen Campbell was the host.

Classical Gas - 3000 Years of Art

Now let’s see the first Flickrs of summer.

Andy G.

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Crossdresser TGirl In Black Dress, Stockings and High Heels


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Re: It’s inevitable, as summer has ended this has to be the Fall Flickr.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 05:16:03 PM »
Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

Weather-wise this week was a little extreme. On Wednesday it was 90 degrees and the next morning it was in the 50’s, windy and raining. I shouldn’t complain about the rain as it has been a remarkably dry summer. I just wish it would rain when I was home rather than out but Mother Nature is too capricious for that. The cool weather has continued and I’ve retired my shorts and switched back to long pants. I’m hoping we haven’t completely seen the end of the warm weather as I haven’t put the heat on yet and I’m not anxious to although a little heat right now wouldn’t be a bad thing as it’s 62 degrees in my living room.

One day this week I visited three galleries. Lots of walking but well worth it. The first had the Japanese woodblock prints I enjoy so much, the second had Animals in Japanese Art and the third was an exhibit of original paintings by N.C. Wyeth, the commercial illustrator, father of Andrew and grandfather of Jamie. I’ll discuss them below.

The first was Scholten and this is title of the show:

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

The link to the website offers several additional links so you can see the entire show as well as other material. The thrust of the exhibit was the preparatory drawings made prior to the color woodblock prints. I’ll copy some images below. Some of the black and white images also had prints of the finished work. The colors are fabulous and what made these prints so popular in Japan and then in the United States when the Impressionist artists brought them back.

Mizuno Toshikata - Preparatory Drawing with Print of 'Thirty-Six Elegant Selections: Snow Viewing, Women of the Kanbun Era' [1661-73]

Katsushika Hokusai - Group of 15 Drawings related to pages in ehon 'Chinese Verses and Joruri' – All 15 are shown at the link. My favorite is what I take to be a dog head. No color prints for these.

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III) - Preparatory Drawing for print 'ABC Poems for Beautiful Courtesans: The Syllable Ro, Tsukasa of the Ogiya'

Keisai Eisen - Preparatory Drawing for print 'Beauties of Five Islands: Chikubu Island' (Tosei goban shima: Chikubushima) – You can see in the final he added the child playing in the basin.

Keisai Eisen - Preparatory Drawing of a Standing Beauty with Blossoming Morning Glory Vines and an Untitled Cartouche in the Shape of an Illustrated Book

Yoshu Chikanobu - Preparatory Drawing with Print of 'Chiyoda Inner Palace: Poetry Contest', ca. 1895

The second gallery is Erik Thomsen and the title of the exhibit is Animals in Japanese Art. You can see additional images at this link but unfortunately not all of them.

Furuya Itcho - Pair of Screens, Hinaga (A Long Day), sheep (T-3810), 1918

Tsuji Kakō - Hanging Scroll, Seagulls by the Ocean Shore (T-3589), Taisho, Showa era, 1920s

My final stop was Menconi & Schoelkopf for N.C. Wyeth: Storyteller – As I mention above, Wyeth was a commercial illustrator, and these were illustrations for books and magazines. The first link is to the website and the second link allows you to download the catalogue and see everything. He was famous for his adventure scenes and he illustrated many famous authors like Rafael Sabatini and Mark Twain.

The Decoy

The lightning blazed out flash upon flash.

The duel on the beach.


In other art news.

Interesting article showing there are really a lot of disturbed people in the world.

What Makes Someone Attack a Work of Art? Here Are 9 of the Most Audacious Acts of Art Vandalism—and What Inspired Them

Now it’s time for the Flickrs.

Andy G.

Dorothy outfit

My story: Finally the woman I've always wanted to be.


Chloe Morgan

Sans-A-Belt Dress

Playing with my make up

The bride - the girl in white


Bridal Bliss
MMM thinks PINK taffeta and LILAC sequins are a winning combination every time  Oh YES !!!

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Re: It’s inevitable, as summer has ended this has to be the Fall Flickr.
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 05:33:19 AM »
Hi Andy, Unfortunately  the uk weather is starting to get  colder and i also enjoy walking about ,though the weather tends to catch me out and start to rain as i am out,still you can only  get wet once.

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Re: It’s inevitable, as summer has ended this has to be the Fall Flickr.
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 07:01:07 PM »
Hi Samantha,

I believe this is probably the final word on rain. I don't know if this is true or apocryphal but it's a great reply.

As William Dean Howells and Mark Twain were coming out of church one morning, it commenced to rain heavily .

Do you think it will stop? Asked Howells.

“It always has”, answered Twain.

Andy G.

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Re: It’s inevitable, as summer has ended this has to be the Fall Flickr.
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 11:00:05 PM »
I'm glad to see the hot, humid, swampy weather gone. I can't breathe in that stuff. My place is about 10 degrees hotter inside than outside even with fans in the windows. In the peak of the summer, my place would be uninhabitable without AC. So I'm finally saving a bit on my electric bill too.

Boy-Cat is terrified of storms. Just a single distant rumble of thunder makes the cat hide under the bed for the rest of the day or night. His sister though, during the loudest thunder that rattles the windows will just stand there & growl at the window like a dog.

2 cats from the same litter raised together exactly the same way since they were babies. Yet one will run & hide during heavy rain, wind, or thunder, while the other will stand at attention, growl like an angry dog, ready to defend against any danger. She ain't scared of anything.

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Re: It’s inevitable, as summer has ended this has to be the Fall Flickr.
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 11:23:53 PM »
Yes Mark Twain was right it always stops but not always when we want it to or need to go somewhere. When the weather started to change a few weeks ago from warm to cool and then back to warm again I started getting Migraine headaches. Not something I have had much in the past but now I have had one for three days. I take enough pills on a daily basis so adding pain relievers would only upset my insides so I try not to do that and there are many old wives remedies on the Net with some working pretty good so I will live with it. I have central heat and Air so I can be comfortable for a price but on a Pension one needs to watch the expenses as many of you are aware. I thought of giving up my house but rents for apartments are sky high so for now it is cheaper to stay put but I do need help sometimes for maintenance issues on the house. I read in the U.K. their winter will be worse than usual and the last two years ours in Southern Ontario has not been as bad as in the past but I hate winter now that I am older. In my younger days I was a Skier and Figure Skater and I do miss those sports a bit but not the cold and snow. 

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Re: It’s inevitable, as summer has ended this has to be the Fall Flickr.
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 10:43:38 AM »
Sorry to hear about the migraine, I had a friend who suffered them and I know how debilitating it can be. My distaste for winter is pretty well known and I'm hoping we're lucky again and don't experience a lot of snow and bitter cold. Living on a pension does make us all cautious but I've always been someone who put a sweater on before I turned up the heat. I always think when my boiler turns on that I'm listening to my money burning. But when it fails I know I can't live without it. Hope you feel better soon.

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Re: It’s inevitable, as summer has ended this has to be the Fall Flickr.
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 08:43:41 PM »
Hi andyg, it is only the last little while that they have bothered me and I can deal with the pain to some degree but it also effects my eyesight and that is hard to deal with. My eyes don't focus so well and sometimes it is like looking through a broken glass window. My eye doctor said my eye health is good but it is the headaches that are the cause and if I rest for 20 min. to a half hour, it would correct itself and it does.
The weather was pretty good today but cold enough for a light jacket so I cut the grass and did some gardening while I was feeling OK. It is slated to get colder here on the weekend so I need to get the outside jobs done soon.

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Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

I went back to the Met again as my brother mentioned seeing new donations by Jayne Wrightsman in gallery 632, an Italian gallery in the European wing. There are 19 paintings in the gallery, 15 donated by her of which 11 came to the Met this year. The 15 paintings are broken down into four artists, Canaletto, Guardi, and the father and son Tiepolo’s. Wrightsman passed away this April at 99 and as noted in her obituary, which I’ve linked to below, she was the Met’s most important patron. The Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts consist of 13 period rooms of furniture, objects and art that she donated, as well as numerous other paintings in other areas of the Met. A remarkable woman.  To fully appreciate her generosity you have to consider that any of these paintings would be stars in other museums rather than just one of many. The Met’s collections are encyclopedic, there is always something to see. Or see again.  Below are the paintings from the gallery.

Jayne Wrightsman, Arts Benefactor and Doyenne of High Society, Dies at 99

Canaletto - Piazza San Marco, late 1720s – 1988 donation

Canaletto - Warwick Castle: The East Front, 1752

Canaletto - A Lock, a Column, and a Church beside a Lagoon

Canaletto - The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking South toward the Rialto Bridge,1730s

Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, Venice,1730s

Canaletto - The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Southeast, with the Campo della Carità to the Right,1730s

Canaletto - Campo Sant'Angelo, Venice, 1730s

Francesco Guardi - The Island of San Michele, Venice,1770s

Francesco Guardi  - The Villa Loredan, Paese, early 1780s

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - Allegory of the Planets and Continents, 1752 – 1977 donation

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - The Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy, 1760s – 1980 donation

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo – Flight into Egypt

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo – The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra, ca. 1745–47

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - A Dance in the Country, ca. 1755 – 1980 donation

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - The Departure of the Gondola,mid-1760s

In other art news this week.

MOMA has never been a place I like to go to on a regular basis; modern art isn’t a favorite although, of course, they have the great Impressionists as well as Hopper and some of the other early 20th Century Americans that I enjoy. But it’s always been oppressively crowded. I went to a Magritte exhibition a few years ago, he’s someone that I like and it was a big exhibit, but it was so crowded that I only stayed a little while before leaving without seeing most of it. This week the Times ran two long articles on the renovation and reopening which are below. In the second one the author says they opened up more gallery space but that this in turn will also increase attendance so it’s hard to say what visiting will be like. I’ll have to go at some point when they reopen to see what it’s like and check out the permanent collection. Things they haven’t had on display will now be given a chance to be seen and a large part of the permanent collection on display will rotate during the year. I checked the website and Hopper’s Gas, one of my favorites and a spooky painting showing an Esso station on an isolated road across from a forest, is back on display. It wasn’t the last time I visited. MOMA owns six of his paintings and a number of his drawings but only one other painting shows up on the website as on view. Hopefully when they rotate the others will make appearances.

MoMA Reboots With ‘Modernism Plus’

With a $450 Million Expansion, MoMA Is Bigger. Is That Better?

And now, this week’s Flickrs.

Andy G.

Pansy 2

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Hello everybody and welcome back to My Weekly Flickr.

Next week I’ll start writing about some of the new exhibits that are opening but this week I went back to the Met and wandered through the 19th Century galleries to visit the Impressionists. The Met has an extraordinary collection and it’s a been a while since I stopped and paid homage to some of my favorite artists.

Eugène Delacroix - Rebecca and the Wounded Ivanhoe - On the way to the Impressionist galleries I stopped to see this painting as it’s a new acquisition and another donation from Jayne Wrightsman, who I wrote about last week.

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres -Madame Jacques-Louis Leblanc (Françoise Poncelle) – The room where I entered is where Ingres lives and I thought these pendant portraits of husband and wife were a nice example of his work.

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - Jacques-Louis Leblanc

Auguste Renoir - Madame Georges Charpentier (Marguérite-Louise Lemonnier, 1848–1904) and Her Children, Georgette-Berthe (1872–1945) and Paul-Émile-Charles (1875–1895) – This is one of my favorite Renoir paintings, just below Luncheon of the Boating Party. There’s so much to see. The Madame in her long black frock, whatever she’s holding in her hand, the still life to the right, the paintings on the wall, the dog underneath the little girl and the matching dresses the brother and sister are wearing. It’s a large painting and you’re just drawn into it. For many years it was identified as Madame Charpentier and her daughters until someone pointed out Paul was a boy.

Edouard Manet - Boy with a Sword – Along with Young Lady, these two paintings were the first by the artist acquired by the Met in 1889.  Very contemporary art as it was only 6 years after Manet’s death.

Edouard Manet - Mademoiselle Lucie Delabigne (1859–1910), Called Valtesse de la Bigne – There are several galleries of pastels and the Met owns several Manet’s of which this is a nice example.

Van Gogh – The Met owns 16 paintings by Van Gogh and usually some are out on tour. Last year the Met held an exhibition which displayed all 16 and it was indeed a treat. This is a link to an article, with a few illustrations, describing the exhibit. And below are a few of his flower paintings with their bright colors and heavy brushstrokes.


Edgar Degas - A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers (Madame Paul Valpinçon?) – This is one of my earliest encounters with art, my brother bought a print of this painting and it hung in our apartment in the Bronx when I was a child.

Paul Cézanne - Dish of Apples – One of his many apple still lifes.

Claude Monet - Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies – I’ll end with the darling of the auction houses, Monet. First his Japanese bridge over the lilies, then the lilies themselves.

Water Lilies

These are some of the first paintings I viewed when I started visiting the museums some 20 years ago and they’re all extraordinarily beautiful. It’s because of the easy access to all the museums in New York City that I’ll never relocate to the warmer climate I would so much prefer. Being physically warm would be nice but being culturally adrift would be dreadful.

Now let’s visit the Flickrs.

Andy G.

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