Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Inspiration

A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), Jeff Wall, 1993, Marian Goodman Gallery.

Ejira in Suruga Province, Hokusai, from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, c, 1831, Honolulu Academy of Arts.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Look Out Below

Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt, Tomb of Ti, Fifth Dynasty, Old Kingdom Egypt, c. 2450 - 2325 BCE.

Ti was a commoner, but a very rich commoner since he was able to build a large tomb for himself that contained this wonderful painting/sculpture. Ti is the large figure standing on the boat with all of the "river creatures" depicted below and the "land creatures" among the papyrus on the shore.
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Race Day

Regatta at Cowes, Raoul Dufy, 1934, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

I could not resist posting this, it is so wonderful with the colors and the boats. Dufy is one of the fauve painters and each piece of his is better than the last.

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