Saturday, August 30, 2014

Strolling Provincetown

 On Cape Cod for a few days.


More tourists.

Provincetown Public Library from the pier.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cape Cod

Sunset at First Encounter Beach.

Everyone should have good friends like Dick and Mary to visit
in their beautiful gray shingled home overlooking a marsh and the bay.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Good Friend Nydia

Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompei, is in the first gallery at New Britain Museum of Art.
Whenever I visit the museum, I take another photograph of her because the curators keep 
changing the artwork behind her.  In July she stood in front of a mirror-image
self-portrait by Provincetown artist Nancy Ellen Craig (1990).

 In August, it was an aerial nighttime view 
of London by Gabi Trinkaus, Lo Se Mo (2014).

A few days later I visited Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and visited again with Nydia.
Her surroundings are quite different.  And more formal.
There she stands before Niagara (1879) by William Morris Hunt.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Annual Garden

The roses at Elizabeth Park were less gorgeous than usual this year,
but the annual garden has been wonderful.

I have taken numerous photos of the annual garden this summer, but none really showed
how pretty it was, so I didn't post many.  Until Monday, when the solution occurred.

Use a stepladder!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mary Lou and Frank

Mary Lou and Frank have been friends for 65 years.  They were in the same social circle, went to the same dances, played cards and socialized.  Both lost their longtime spouses a few years ago.
Today Frank and Mary Lou are boy friend and girl friend.
I met them in Elizabeth Park.
Cute kids.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Susan Three Times

Susan works at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Her bright but conservative pink dress caught my eye, so I went
looking for somewhere to pose her.

The first idea was to place Susan in front of Martin Kline's 2007 three dimensional work,
Empoisonner, meaning "to poison."  The artist statement says that some of nature's most
beautiful creatures are poisonous.  (Susan, the painting's label says that, not me!)

The second idea was to place Susan with Sam Feinstein's 1950s abstract painting, Pieta III.
The label has lots of words that I know, but taken together I have no idea what it said.
(Sorry again, Susan, I didn't write the label.)

The third idea was to place Susan in front of the vibrantly colored and densely layered collage
painting, Incredulity (2012), by Nobu Fukui.  Looked at closely, this painting has
images of Batman, Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill, among others.
(That "vibrantly layered and densely layered" stuff is pretty good.
  It came from the label.)

Which do you prefer?  My own vote is the third.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Two Caras

Cara graduated from college recently with interests in writing, poetry and art history.
She works at the New Britain Museum of American Art, where this 1888 portrait
by  John Singer Sargent hangs.  The name of the painting?
"Miss Cara Burch."

The observant among you will note the frilled shoulders on both Caras' blouses.