Among the many tales I could end this year sharing, it seems fitting to choose one of the more remarkable finds from our recent visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art: its Asian Art wing. As much as I adore the Far East with its deep culture and history, my local museum often settles onContinue reading “PhiladelphiAsian Art”
Monthly Archives: December 2021
I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means
Doing the audit-my-year retrospective analysis thing with the aid of going through old Google photos, and came across this gem. Nothing brightens my day like a good dose of Japanese English.
So That Was Christmas
“It doesn’t feel like Christmas,” my daughter pondered aloud on Festivus (Christmas Eve Eve, if you prefer). After a few moments of trying to put her finger on it, she decided, “It’s because it got here too quickly.” I stopped myself from going into a long, tangential monologue about accursed Time, saving her yet anotherContinue reading “So That Was Christmas”
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Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
Santa’s Little Helper
Many things change as the years go by, and many things stay the same. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro, black and white filter.
Think, Love, Sleep, Dine
I know I’ve been on a trip with my favorite traveling companion when Google Photos auto-creates a collage like this. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
Strange Enchanted Boys
Of all the art we saw in Philadelphia – and we saw somewhere in the kajillions — this one made me want to go to Montmartre the most. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro at the Barnes Foundation.
Know When to Fold ‘Em
In a sea of sculptures of women, gods, goddesses, and creatures, leave it to Japanese artists to give us this. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro, black and white filter.
The Unquenchable Quest
It’s never too long, after returning from a trip, that I start daydreaming about a future one. Encountering this beauty on our second day, at our second museum (Philadelphia Museum of Art), made it impossible to not start that dream even before we left. (And from what I’ve read, you can still visit a reasonableContinue reading “The Unquenchable Quest”
Things That Can’t Be Unseen
One might question why the Barnes would put Cezanne’s still life next to Renoir’s women. Then again, one might, however reluctantly, not. More to come on disturbing things I learned about Renoir this week. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.