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.

16 comments:

Birdman said...

Non-stop photographing women. Does it ever stp? hehehehehehehehe

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shots!

RedPat said...

I think I like the 2nd background the best. Cool idea, Jack!

CaT said...

ooh, she is listening...!!

William Kendall said...

Having the Falls behind her works best for me. There's a sculpture in our Gallery of a dancer that always draws my eyes.

Randy said...

Nice sculpture.

Taken For Granted said...

I see she gets around quite a bit. Perhaps she moves at night when no one is watching. That might account for the different backgrounds.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a very nice sculpture whatever the background.

Malyss said...

Like a good friend ,always waiting for you and surprising you each time!

Kate said...

Well, someone obviously enjoys the process of change!! Looks like you also like the classic statue.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nydia looks beautiful whatever her background but I have to say she looks particularly lovely in her plush surrounds in the last shot, a red wall gives a woman a certain glow :)

VP said...

I like everything in these beautiful images!

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Perth, Nydia does indeed look beautiful whatever her background!! Superb captures, Jack, as always!! Happy Labor Day! Enjoy!

Nathalie Beaumes said...

The changes are pretty dramatic and your photos do show the difference a background make. Very interesting indeed!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nydia appears to enjoy posing for you!

Joan Perry said...

At least they don't let her get bored!