Monday, February 11, 2013

Wahoo!


Don't you love the echo of this statue in the nearby illustration?

In a New Britain Museum of American Art exhibition of illustrations, Lyman Anderson's 1940 painting of We Were Two Comrades Again and Happy was conveniently placed near Solon Borglum's 1901 statue One in a Thousand.

I wish the photo of the sculpture was clearer, but I took multiple photographs and tried different settings (all without flash, which is not permitted at NBMAA) and they were all very dark.  My limited skill couldn't deal with the high contrast between the light wall, the dark statue and light that was in the wrong place.

Oops.  This was a previously scheduled post that I pulled for a storm post, and then posted by mistake. Too late to pull back, so I will leave it out here.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

It IS a very nice capture Jack! Don't be too hard on yourself :)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I'd blame the museum for not lighting its exhibits properly! The shot works for me. WAHOO!

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like they will start moving and talking to each other... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

SRQ said...

Yipeee! Yes, this is quite nice, Jack. I've inadvertently posted pics too. Usually, there's a commotion at SDP followed by a meeting with the Chairman of the Board to explain how protocol was breached. Be happy you don't have to deal with that.

Ali Crehan said...

Nice juxtaposition!

LOLfromPasa said...

Glad you did. And, I really like the way this came out. Opportunity now to do the reverse :).

William Kendall said...

I do like that capture. Is Borglum any relation to the man who oversaw the carving of Rushmore?

William Kendall said...

Ah, a quick look confirms they're family.