Saturday, April 2, 2011

Art Foraging - This Week's Catch

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  1. Hey Gina - sorry to respond here in comments, couldn't find an email for you. I took that photo during my last museum visit. I added this info to the post, thanks for bringing to my attention that I didn't really make it clear that it's my own image. I photoshopped out the background in order to isolate the sculpture. it makes it more interesting, I think. I did find images of this sculpture on-line though, in an explanation of Kikki's work/style. this is a permanent collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum and every time I go there it's one of my main attractions. we have a Lichtenstein there too! Crying Girl. you are so cool. I just love your blog posts.

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  2. It is very well done, Becky. I've heard a lot about the Milwaukee Art Museum and I run into photos and articles about installations and exhibitions there, frequently.

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  3. Interesting catch this week... The first one looks like the tense final moments in a suspense/espionage movie. I found myself waiting for the surprising turn of plot - the girl throws off the oppressor, or a hero bursts in the door behind the bad guys... Of course the girl might be the bad guy... but I find it hard to believe the good guy would step on her wrist.

    I liked the Progreso photo. All those patterns and textures - and I love the blue tones on the receding side of the building.

    Lichtenstein generally leaves me cold - like ads blown up huge. I know that's sort of the point, but it makes me yawn. I like him more than Alex Katz, however. Alex Katz paintings make me angry, in fact. Giant hoodwinks.

    The Sue Coe painting is despair. Unlike the first painting, where I'm OK because I know the good guys will win, Tusko looks like the bad guys have already won, and there will be no justice. And it makes me think of innocent men and women in our current justice system...

    The Max Ernst is beautiful and dissonant. I love some of the shapes and I hate how some of them are arranged, and I like the combination of all of that. I want to see it in all it's huge glory (over thirteen feet high!) and look closely for all the references to the human figure. I can see several in the reproduction (a female leg on the right, a hand in the yellow section on the left of the leaf, between two of the lobes...

    Thanks, as always, for an inspiring set of images. I know I'm going to see something unexpected and stimulating on your blog.

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  4. I took the kool aid!


    Spring Aloha from Waikiki


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  5. I love your foraging
    each of these has something I like
    I had only heard of Lichtenstein so as always I learned something here
    thanks lady

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  6. Steve - thanks for weighing in. You're no lightweight, that's for sure! :-)

    I'm not a Licenstein fan either. I've seeen several of his works on canvas (or whatever) and I find them mildly interesting. I know I have readers who like his work, so I included one I'd not seen before. His sculptures are A LOT more interesting.

    Jesse Travino is a new discovery. He's a Chicano painter living in Southern California. What a talent he has for realism. I'm going to explore his work further and look for it on my next trip to California.

    Cloudia - you're naturally high, my dear! sending a hug!

    Lady Di - thanks, Luv

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  7. Hi Gina,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think I've fixed it so it won't be so difficult to respond. In the meantime I'm enjoying browsing through here.... Lots of fun and thought provoking stuff.

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  8. The Lichtenstein captures the bell schedule in my middle school!

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